Recently, Facebook announced major improvements to Pages. Many of the updates are new management tools and features for Community Managers and Administrators to use. If you want to read, print or download an official .PDF of all the changes, grab it here (right-click and save-as).
One of the features added to pages, that businesses and brands can now utilize, is a way to proactively moderate content posted on the page. Often it is a nightmare for PR and Community Managers to see profanity and bad words written on their Facebook Page. Administrators can now add keywords to the “Moderation Blacklist” in order to prevent them from appearing.
If a user was to write a word you define on the blacklist, they receive this prompt when they try to post their comment:
All that said, I wanted to share a free text file of 458 bad words that you can go to your own Facebook page, copy and paste to block common profanity. The source of these bad words came from Urbano’s Blog and then I had my team (thanks Darren!), reformat the file to be comma separated so it configured with Facebook Pages correctly. Just copy and paste the text from the file, edit as you’d like, and you’re all set. Feel free to share and distribute it as you’d like.
- Bad Words to Block on Facebook
(right-click and save-as)
HOW-TO: You can add keywords to the blacklist from the SETTINGS > PAGE MODERATION > click “Edit”.