Facebook’s algorithms prioritize content that elicits strong emotions from people to keep them on the site longer, but block words on facebook can lead to some ugly online disagreements and hurt feelings between community members or even friends and family. If you’re tired of trolls spamming your page with their unwanted opinions or using hurtful words, you can now mute these keywords and comments from appearing on your facebook page by adding them to the moderation block list.
How do I block bad words on Facebook?
To add a word to the block list, go to your facebook page settings and scroll down to ‘page moderation’, where you can find the ‘block words’ option. Then you can choose whether to filter the profanity or not, and decide what level of offensiveness you want to impose on your pages (off, medium, or strong). If a comment includes one of the blocked words, it will be hidden from your page and the person who wrote it will only be able to see it on their own profile and their friends’ pages.
It should be noted that blocking these words does not prevent users from posting them on their own pages, as the feature only filters out comments posted directly to your page, and not those mentioned in post tags or photo tags. This is also why it is not recommended to use the block words list to hide spammy posts from real fans, as it could result in hiding some engagement or potentially even a valuable piece of feedback. The block list is not as sophisticated as Twitter or Instagram’s mute options, which allow you to mute specific terms and emojis. However, it may be useful if you’re a business that doesn’t want to see certain kinds of spam or sarcasm on your page.