On Facebook, it is often the case that some page administrators claim that their pages have been reported by Armenians, and they encourage users to like, comment on, and share posts to remove reports.
In some cases, it is even claimed that a certain number of likes or comments remove the report.
But do liking, commenting on, and sharing posts really affect the consideration of Facebook regarding reports?
When we look at Facebook's diversity policy, we see that failure to consider reports on the most liked, commented on, and shared posts does not comply with the diversity principles set by the social network. Because Facebook supports different opinions among its users.
Regardless of the popularity and activity of the reported page, reports on non-compliance with established community standards should be investigated.
Facebook bases this on the principle of supporting diversity and being a platform where everyone can make their voices heard.
It is also clear from the community standards set by Facebook that a large number of likes, comments, or shares regarding a post or account does not diminish the importance of reports, and the evaluation of those reports is based solely on the social network's community standards.
According to community standards, activities such as degrading treatment, threats and intimidation, illegal sales, spam, and targeting people are not allowed.
All reports on Facebook are evaluated according to the criteria of community standards and the decision is made accordingly.
At the same time, it should be noted that the result of reports is not always the deletion of posts or accounts. In some cases, Facebook may simply warn a user who violates community standards. However, if the user continues to violate community standards, subsequent reports may result in the restriction of the user's Facebook sharing or deletion of the user's Facebook account.
Facebook can even appeal to law enforcement agencies when there are attempted physical violence and problem with public safety.
Claims that a page has been reported and that you need to comment on, like, and share posts to remove the report are usually calculated to make that page accessible to a wider audience.
Access to a wider audience means that the page will be liked by more people. In this way, page administrators can generate advertising revenue by creating a wider target audience.
As a result, the large number of likes or comments on the reported pages on Facebook does not result in the removal of reports. In this regard, no norms are reflected in the community standards adopted as the main criteria in the policy of diversity and the assessment of reports.
“The Fact Check” concludes that the claims on the removal of reports by liking, commenting on, and sharing posts of any page are False.