The rumor going round right now is that when you get to the \u201cblocking\u201d tab on Facebook and search for the caption \u201cfollowing me\u201d a list of unwanted and\/or secret followers who are monitoring your account can be revealed. The reality is that it is just that: A RUMOR! The claims that searching lists of blocked users for the phrase \u201cfollowing me\u201d reveals a list of secret followers (or stalkers) is just the rebirth of an old hoax. A round of posts making the \u201cfollowing me\u201d claim first popped up on the 21st of September 2017. As at now, we are not clear as to where the claim started, but there are many different sides to it. At times, these posts claim that a friend or acquaintance used the \u201cfollowing me\u201d trick to reveal dozens of unwarranted stalkers, which are mostly from foreign countries. See also: \tHow can you close Facebook account temporarily \tHave you changed phone number to email on Facebook \tHow To Unblock Someone On Facebook Android App This is not the first time this hoax has circulated either. Earlier in January 2017, a different version falsely claimed that searching blocked users for \u201cFacebook security\u201d revealed a list of secret and unauthorized stalkers. Again, this is nothing more than a keyword search and doesn\u2019t provide any measure of security or cause for alarm. And because cybersecurity is a big deal on Facebook, these fictitious claims can be very dangerous. Facebook offers a number of genuine security measures that will help users stay protected against unwanted followers. An example is the ''blocking option''. Facebook allows you to block individual users. Once they\u2019re blocked, users can no longer see your posts, they\u2019ll be unfriended (that is, if they were a friend in the first place and can't send you a friend request again) and they won\u2019t be able to tag you to posts on their timeline or any other timeline. So, in essence, there\u2019s no such thing as a secret follower or secret stalker. And if you can\u2019t find a person who you want to block, you can search for the person\u2019s email address under the \u201cblocking\u201d section of the settings tab. Any account associated with that email will be blocked from following you. But you should know that if you type \u201cfollowing me\u201d into Facebook, it won't reveal unwanted followers because it is nothing more than a keyword search.