Facebook groups can be a wonderful place for people with common interests and different backgrounds to meet and exchange ideas. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.
Sometimes, group comments can turn into arenas where people are mutually mean and cruel to each other. In other instances, they can become a platform to spread spam, misinformation, and false news.
Not to mention the dogpiling that happens when a singular opinion differs from the majority, and the rest of the group members bully that person into submission.
Although Facebook takes some measures to prevent this from happening, it can’t stop it altogether. Needless to say, bullying and harassing behavior requires immediate attention from the group admins or moderators, who have the tools to make it stop.
If you’re a moderator or an admin on a Facebook group, you can actually turn off commenting completely on your or anyone else’s posts on the group. Just follow these steps:
Visit the homepage of the group you admin or moderate
Navigate to the post you don't want any more comments on
Choose the three horizontal dots next to the post in question
Choose “Turn off commenting.”
It’s that simple. Just keep an eye out for any abusive behavior from certain group members and regularly check comments reported by the group members. If you notice any repeat offenders, you can just as easily remove them from the group.