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Report social media content

Reporting Content

Oakland University's social media team makes every effort to monitor social media platforms. But it is impossible to hear every conversation. We empower OU students, staff and faculty to be vigilant on social media and report threatening or suspicious content through the appropriate channels. 

When you see threatening or suspicious content on social media:

  1. Use the “report” or similar link to flag content to the social network
  2. Send all available information to OUPD:
  • Screenshot of the questionable content. On most devices, simultaneously push:

    • Home and Power/Lock buttons

    • Some older Android devices use the volume down and Power/Lock buttons

  • Name of the social network where the content is posted

  • Which functionality of the social network is being used to distribute the information

    • private/direct messaging

    • posting publicly to a wall, story, timeline, thread etc.

  • Record the username and full name of the person who posted the content, if applicable

    • a direct link to the post, if applicable

    • a direct link to the user’s profile, if applicable

See platform-specific guidelines