How to manage spam in a Facebook group as an admin

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How to manage spam in a Facebook group as an admin – Maintaining the security of Facebook is a top responsibility. Spam, such as unwanted postings, comments, and membership/participation requests, must be prevented and removed. We urge you to report spam to us if you stumble across it on Facebook.

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Here are some tools to assist you in managing spam in a group that you are the administrator of;

Admin Assist

Admin Assist controls postings and participation depending on the parameters you provide. To choose from a list of predefined criteria for deciding whether or not a post is likely to be spam:

  • Select your group from the left menu of your News Feed by clicking Groups.
  • Click See More if you don’t see Groups.
  • On the left, select Admin Assist.
  • Click Add next to Decline incoming post if under Manage Posts.
  • Make a list of spam posts.
  • Apply the criteria by clicking Apply Criteria.
  • To choose preset criteria for rejecting comments that are likely to be spam, go to your News Feed and choose your group from the left menu.
  • Click See More if you don’t see Groups.
  • On the left, select Admin Assist.
  • Click Add next to Decline comment if under Manage Comments.
  • Select the Spam comments option.
  • Apply the criteria by clicking Apply Criteria.

It’s worth noting that controlling comments in Admin Assist are currently only available to a select few users.
Approval of Participants
Turn on participant approval to have new members and visitors approved before they can post or remark. Learn how to enable and disable participant approval, as well as how to accept or reject participants. Members who were permitted to join before the group transitioned to the new public groups’ experience have already been granted permission to participate.

Questions for Participation

Create participation questions, then use Admin Assist to approve requests from persons who have responded to the questions. Find out how to make participation questions.
To approve requests from persons who have answered the questions automatically:

  • Select your group from the left menu of your News Feed by clicking Groups.
  • Click See More if you don’t see Groups.
  • On the left, select Admin Assist.
  • Click Add next to Approve participant if under Manage Requests.
  • Questions about participation should be chosen.
  • After that, click Update.

To approve requests from persons who have answered the membership questions automatically:

  • Select your group from the left menu of your News Feed by clicking Groups.
  • Click See More if you don’t see Groups.
  • On the left, select Settings.
  • Under Membership, choose Automatic Member Approvals.
  • Select Completed all membership questions from the
  • Edit Criteria menu.
  • Click OK, then Confirm.

Post-approval

Turn on post-approval to have each post reviewed before it goes live. Learn how to enable post-approval and how to accept or reject posts.

Spam Folder Possibility
The Potential Spam folder contains posts that Facebook has flagged as spam. Unless you post them, they will not appear in your group.
The Potential Spam Folder is activated by default in your group, but you may turn it off.
To check the Potential Spam folder;

  • Go to the left menu and choose Groups from your News Feed.
  • Click See More if you don’t see Groups.
  • On the left, choose Potential Spam.
  • If you think a comment is a spam, click Decline.
  • Click Publish if a post isn’t spamming and you want it to appear in your group.
  • To deactivate the Potential Spam folder, go to the left menu and choose Groups from your News Feed.
  • Click See More if you don’t see Groups.
  • On the left, select Admin Assist.
  • Click more next to Post has content that is likely to be spam underneath Manage Posts and Mark as potential spam if.
  • Select Delete from the menu.
  • To re-enable the Potential Spam folder, go to the left menu and choose Groups, then pick your group.
  • Click See More if you don’t see Groups.
  • On the left, select Admin Assist.
  • Click Add next to Mark as possible spam if under Manage Posts.
  • Select Likely to be Spam from the drop-down menu.
  • After that, click Update.

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