How to report a Facebook image
Depending on how you are viewing an image on Facebook, the reporting button may or may not be initially visible or accessible. Whilst the report button varies by interface however, the reporting process itself is subsequently consistent.
Step 1A: Timeline view
When viewing an image as a post on a Facebook timeline, move the cursor over the post to reveal a chevron (v shape) at the top right of the post.
Click the chevron to reveal the post options, then click I don't like this post…
Step 1B: Popup view
When viewing an image as a popup (usually by clicking on a post on a Facebook timeline), move the cursor to the bottom of the image.*
Click Options to reveal the image options, then click Report Photo.
Step 1C: Album view
When viewing an image directly, such as from the album view, the options are visible underneath the image by default, to the right of the image comments.
Click Report Photo.
Click I think it shouldn't be on Facebook, then click Continue.
Click This insults or humiliates me or someone else, then click Continue.
After clicking Continue there is still one more step in registering your complaint with Facebook.
Before Facebook accepts a report, it presents an additional dialogue encouraging other options.
Do not attempt to message the person who uploaded the content!
If the content was posted with the intention to offend (as is often the case when dealing with internet 'trolls'), and the offending party is engaged in direct communication, then complaining to them may result in you being targeted for more personal harassment!
Click Submit to Facebook for Review.
If you have reported several items over a relatively short period of time, Facebook may insert an extra confirmation step to prevent spam.
Step 4 extra
Click Confirm to submit the report.
Once the report has been submitted you can click Done to close the reporting interface.
Don't be discouraged if you receive an initial response that Facebook believes the content did not breach their community standards. They usually get it wrong, even for the most obvious cases, as it is only after a review (which may automatically occur a few days later) that many items are closed.
Once the report has been submitted to Facebook it may take some time to receive a response, though priority could well be given to reports of potentially litigious content such as impersonating public figures or organisations, direct targeting of companies or individuals, or reports made by high profile entities themselves.
The current status of the report, as well as a record of your previous reports, is available to view under your Support Dashboard, which can be accessed via the menu on your Settings page.
Remember to add your reported item to FightAgainstHate.com so we can monitor the time taken by Facebook to remove the content, and also alert the government agencies, NGOs and academics who study online hate.
You can find the url of an item under your Support Dashboard, which you can then copy and paste into FightAgainstHate.com's reporting interface.