Fact Check: You May Have Facebook Followers You Don’t Know About, But Won’t Find Them With ‘Following Me’

Facebook secret followers are not following cops.. Probably.

Facebook secret followers are not following cops.. Probably.

Secret Followers Facebook Myth

Today, I saw a recurring post on Facebook which tells people how to find a secret list of people who are following you. The information in these posts generally tells you to check your block list by typing in “following me;” this does not actually pull up your followers. However, there is actually a way for you to check your followers.

The FALSE rumor goes as follows:

Very important for cops. Here is a heads up for Facebook users. Go to Settings, Blocking and look for Block Users. Type in Following Me.

It shows a list of people who are following you. Most names seem European or from other countries. You must manually block each user individually and it could be lengthy. You can also type in Watching Me and get even more results. You can’t be safe enough on social media sites. I had a ton of foreigners.

What’s actually happening here is that you are asking Facebook to pull up a list of all Facebook users with the words “following” or “me” in their name:


But wait, you may have followers that you don’t know about, you just need to look somewhere else.

If your profile settings allows followers, you can see a list of your followers by going to your profile, clicking Friends below your cover photo and then clicking Followers. If you don’t have any followers, you won’t see this option.

While we’re on the topic of Facebook tricks: did you know that Facebook doesn’t show you all stories from Blue Lives Matter? You’re lucky if you get even a couple of our stories per day, but you can help correct this by telling Facebook you want to see more of our articles.

First, make sure you’ve followed Blue Lives Matter Facebook’s Page, and our sister page, Back The Blue, and then go to your “News Feed Preferences.”


Then go to “prioritize who you see first” and select Blue Lives Matter and Back The Blue.

That’s it! You should now see a couple more of our stories on Facebook each day.