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A Facebook stalker myth is causing users to panic, but here is why you shouldn't worry

According to the myth people can see that you're stalking them

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A Facebook "following me" myth has been doing the rounds and scaring users.

The Birmingham Mail has reported that the myth says you can reveal who stalks you.

According to the scam, if you go onto the blocked section in your settings and type in "following me" it will reveal a list of people who follow you.

One user wrote: " I Just learned something new. If you go to account settings, blocking, block users, and type in “following me”, without the quotes, you might be surprised just who is following you. I had a lot people on it that I had no clue who they were. They are blocked now. I had to block them one at a time. Creepy..most were middle eastern. And all my posts are to friends, not public."

Experts have outed the whole thing as nothing but a ruse to scare people, though.

 

This is not the first time this type of hoax has worried users.

Your friends automatically follow you and the public can only follow you if you allow them to.

Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images(Image: Getty Images Europe)

So how can you find out how who really is following you?

According to Facebook's Help Centre, if you go your settings, then click public posts, then select friends or public next to who can follow me.

This way you know who you have allowed to follow you.

If you let the public follow you then you can see your followers list by going onto your friends list on your profile, then click followers.

Tech experts at ThatsNonsense.com explain: "Why Facebook would implement a feature that would allow users to see their paid stalkers or “covert followers” seems oddly counter-productive, yet this logical flaw hasn’t seemed to stop these rumours from going viral, regularly."

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