The New Hoax Facebook Following Me In 2021 – The new false alarm making rounds on Facebook claims that there is a way to see accounts that are secretly following you.
It is good to know that the “following me” claim is NOT true. According to fact-checking site Snopes, the supposed spies are found by going to the ”Block Users” section under Settings.
They are then revealed when you type in “following me” in the search field.
In actual sense, what users are getting is a list of people with the words “following” and “me” somewhere on their profiles, not a pack of clandestine agents.
Snopes pointed out that a similar false charge was made earlier in the year around January. That time, the ”Men in Black” were discovered by typing “Facebook security” in the field.
Users of the social media site have to navigate these types of hoaxes every few months. Previous scare tactics included a “copyright claim” to prevent losing ownership of posted content and a hacker named “Jayden K. Smith.”
If you do want to limit who really can see your postings, the Facebook Help Center provides information on how to change settings.