The Online Hate Prevention Institute provides a tool for reporting harmful content in social media. To report the content, you need to provide its web address. This guide will help you report the right address.

Facebook

Facebook Post

Click on the date / time of the post and it will load the page focusing just on this post. Copy the address shown in the address bar and paste it into the reporting tool.

Facebook Comment

Click on the date / time of the comment and it will load the post with the comment shown on the screen. Copy the address shown in the address bar and paste it into the reporting tool. (Tip: if you want to check you have the right address, see that includes something saying “comment_id”). 

Facebook Page or User Profile

Click the name of the user or the name of the page. This will load the profile / page. Copy the address shown in the address bar and paste it into the reporting tool.

Twitter

Tweet

Click on the date or time, this will load the Tweet and the address in the address bar will change. Copy the address and paste it into the reporting tool. (Tip: the address will including the word “status” and a number)

User

Click on the user’s name. Copy the address from the address bad and paste into the reporting tool.

YouTube

Video

If the video is embedded in other content, click on the bottom right to view it on YouTube.

If on YouTube, click on the video to watch it.

The address of the video will be shown in the address bar on YouTube. Copy it and paste it into the reporting tool.

YouTube Comment

Click on the date / time of the comment. The video will reload with his comment at the top. The address will have changed. Copy the address from the address bar and paste it into the reporting tool.

YouTube User

Click the user’s name. It will load their profile. Copy the address from the address bar and paste it into the reporting tool. The user should be reported when their username or picture is itself problematic or if their account is a collection of hate videos.