Facebook hoax spreads information about blocking function
Afghanistan Sun - Sunday 24th September, 2017
The post suggested that users can discover if they are being stalked by strangers
The viral post also helps people find the list of unknown strangers following their activity
It says if users search the words ‘following me’ they will find the feature
CALIFORNIA, U.S. - A Facebook post, revealed to be a hoax, left several users terrified, as it claimed that there was a secret function on the website, which lets people find out if they are being stalked.
The post doing the rounds spread like wildfire and claims that users can discover if they are being "stalked" by strangers on the social media site.
The feature also shows users how they can find the list of the unknown strangers who are following their activity.
It further mentions that if users search the words "following me" in the block section of Facebook's profile setting, it will draw up the list of names.
However, it was clarified that the list is not a record of secret followers that you may have but rather, a result of people who have the words 'following' or 'me' on their Facebook page.
These words could be in their username or throughout their profile.
The post reads, “Learned something that was rather disturbing tonight. Time to tighten up security on your Facebook profiles!!“I just blocked about 20 foreign people from following my profile and I thought I was already locked down! If you go to Account Settings > Blocking > Block Users and type in ”following me“, without the quotes, you may possibly see a bunch of people following you that you don't know Block each one and confirm!”
Facebook currently does not allow their users to see who is viewing their profile.
However, Facebook has the following button that allows strangers to see public changes to your Facebook profile.
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