With billions of pieces of content being shared on Facebook every month and some bad actors constantly targeting the people who use Facebook, preventing spam isn’t easy. In general Facebook relies on its users to know when they encounter spam, which can be anything from a friend request sent by someone they don’t know to a message that includes a link to a malicious website.
Facebook has identified certain common patterns of unacceptable behavior. For example..If someone sends the same message to 50 people not on his or her friend list in the span of an hour, it’s usually spam. Similarly, if 75 percent of the friend requests a person sends are ignored, it’s very likely that that person is annoying others he or she doesn’t actually know.
Facebook said: We can’t share all of the details of how these systems work because if we did, the spammers might try to get around them. However, they’re designed to automatically detect suspicious behavior, block it and warn the person who’s engaging in it to slow down.
In extreme cases where the behavior continues despite our warnings, we may disable the person’s account. When this happens, it usually isn’t a person’s account at all but a fake account or a real account that’s been compromised. The compromised accounts are put into a process to give control back to the rightful owner. In all other cases, we always give the person an opportunity to appeal the decision by contacting us. We then review the account and reactivate it if we determine that the person hasn’t violated our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. For more information on our warnings, check out Facebook Help Center.
These automated systems don’t just prevent spam and other annoyances. They also protect against dangerous websites that damage your computer or try to steal your information. When we’re notified about one of these sites, we immediately add it to a block list and prevent Wall posts or messages that link to it. We also provide the person who’s attempting to share the link with an explanation of why it’s blocked and a way to correct us if we’re wrong.
Sometimes, spammers try to hide their malicious links behind URL shorteners like Tiny URL or bit.ly, and in rare cases, we may temporarily block all use of a specific shortener. If you hit a block while using a URL shortener, try a different one or just use the original URL for whatever you’re trying to share.
These systems are so effective at working in the background that most people who use Facebook will never encounter one. They’re not perfect, though, and we’re always working to improve them. We do this by actively monitoring appeals and learning from the rare cases in which we make mistakes.
I hope you understand now how Facebook’s Spam Prevention Systems work so that you can save your account from being disabled..Finally I would like to know your opinion in the comment section.
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