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With the above in mind, trolling people’s facebook profiles to see who they are friends with and then messaging these people to “unfriend” someone is not only a despicable act, but a classic trolling activity that the Church seems to be pre-occupied with on an ongoing basis.
In the last few days it has come to our attention that people are once again being harrassed by the Church and/or their trolls regarding facebook connections to so-called “undesirables”.
Although those of us who are overtly out couldn’t give a fig whether OSA knows who we’re connected to or not, this is causing some trouble for those who are still “under the radar” and/or in a vulnerable situation due to business and/or family connections etc.
One of the ways these people are finding these connections is by trolling the facebook profiles of “SP’s” friends lists, and then in turn contacting those friends and telling them to disconnect from “so and so”.
In addition to this facebook trolling, we have also become aware that a few people are being asked to offer up names of people they do business with and who they are in comm with. Never mind the insidiousness of outright invasion of privacy, they are actually breaking the POPI law by requesting this information which you are NOT obliged to provide (OSA – do your homework on what this is – we’re not spelling it out for you).
We appeal to everyone who is “out” or UTR or in any way disconnected from the Church to please ensure your privacy settings insofar as your friends list by hiding your friends so that only mutual friends can be seen by each other.
A step-by-step guide is provided herewith:
- Go to your own profile (home) page
- Click on “Friends”
- In the top upper corner, you will see a little block + Find Friends, and next to that a little block that looks like a pencil.
- Hover over the pencil, and a drop-down box will appear saying Manage Sections and Edit Privacy – click on Edit Privacy.
- A block appears saying “Who can see your friends list” – click on the option and select “only me”.
- Do the same for the “Following” option.
- Close the box, and your’e done.
If you’d like to go one step further and totally block someone from being able to locate you on facebook at all, follow the following steps:
On the very top blue bar – on the extreme right, you will see a little lock icon – click on it.
A drop-down box with privacy shortcuts appears – one of the options is “how do I stop someone from bothering me”.
There is a little block that you can type a person’s name in (the picture or profile will pop up to make sure you’re blocking the correct person), and then you select “block”. This person will not be able to see your posts, comments or your facebook profile at all. The blocked person will not know that they have been blocked by you.
We highly recommend that the block option is used to for those trolls who have become infamous for their fishing expeditions – we know who they are, as do they.
Please pass this on to anyone you know of that should have this data.