Blocking words and setting the strength of the profanity filter: Facebook blocks certain content that it regards as a breach of its community standards. However, in addition to Facebook’s own blocking process, moderators can also choose to set a series of keywords such that any comment containing these words will automatically be blocked.

Click here to learn how to block words and set up the profanity filter.

Click here to learn about what Facebook considers objectionable content.

When would audience moderators normally resort to this action?

This feature can be used when the media organization or its journalists are targeted by harassment or a smear campaign employing certain hashtag or keywords.