4am and wide awake, browsing the web and checking social media.
A cousin of mine shared the following potentially scary post –
This is creepy. Go to your Facebook account settings, then blocking, then block users, and type in “following me” without the quotes into the text box then hit the “block” button.
You will find 15-20 or more people
FOLLOWING YOU that you do not know! I just blocked about 17 accounts from random Middle Eastern and Asian countries that were following me, who I do not know. You have to block them one at a time.
Check your followers and tell your friends and family to check theirs as well. Feel free to share this or copy/paste.
This is not a joke. How many foreign “followers” did you have?
Try it yourself. You’ll be surprised.
At first I was a bit concerned, I followed the instructions above and sure enough there were all sorts of weird foreigners following me.
But why? .. I thought.
So I checked a few of them out from different parts of the world.
All strangers with no reason to follow me.
Then it clicked that it was a hoax or someone was being really stupid.
It’s a hoax. FB doesn’t work like that as there is no “following me” keyword built into the system.
Try doing the same search only using “following”. You’ll probably get one user with name “following the lights”.
Now do the “following me” again and look at the list of names.
They all have “me” in them.
These people are not following you.
Basically you just did a name search and they happen to be first on the list.
If you blocked them , then searched again, you’d have another list of “me”‘s.
Keep blocking and searching. You’ll be there a long long time.
And nobody is that popular! 🙂
It’s a hoax, a wind up or originally posted by someone who doesn’t know anything about search systems.