How major social-media channels have your back.
A ‘bully filter’ uses AI software to identify and hide comments that attack appearance, threaten or incite divisive behaviour. You can also block users, and report bullying via an online form.
Facebook reviews all reported bullying and removes anything that doesn’t fit its standards. You can also block someone, and report a threatening message in messenger by tapping ‘Something’s Wrong’.
You can report or block a user and flag inappropriate content. Youtube has a helpfully broad definition of harassment – abusive videos, hurtful and negative comments, humiliation and revealing someone’s personal info.
You can block a user, and anyone found in breach of Twitter’s hateful conduct policy can be suspended. The ‘Show More Replies’ function was introduced in June to hide comments from accounts displaying troll-like behaviour.
Flag an abusive story or snap by pressing and holding until you see a white flag icon in the bottom left. Tap to report.