BBC News Control Panel on Facebook

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The BBC News Control Panel on Facebook is designed to give you greater choice in getting the news that matters to you from the BBC on Facebook.

Once you've 'liked' BBC News, simply press the Like button next to each of the news sections, correspondents or programmes you wish to stay up to date with.

Short, snappy headline updates will then pop into your newsfeed in the style of:

Example of BBC News alert on Facebook.

Your questions answered

I've already liked the BBC News page on Facebook. How do I access this feature?

Via the link on the left hand side of the BBC News Facebook page labeled 'Control Panel'.

What if I want to change the mix of news I recieve or want to stop receiving updates?

You can visit the Control Panel at any time using the link on the left hand side of the BBC News Facebook page where you can 'like' or unlike any section at any time.

Is the BBC accessing my private data?

No. The BBC News Control Panel on Facebook does not use or store any of your private data and does not have permission to post to your Facebook wall or timeline.

Whenever you visit the Control Panel application we do a quick check to see if you already 'like' BBC News, but we do not store this information and simply use it to decide which screen to show you.

Will my friends see all the BBC News stories I read?

No. Only the ones you choose to 'Like', comment on, or share in Facebook.

Do I have to sign up to Facebook to receive news updates from the BBC?

The BBC News Control Panel on Facebook relies on Facebook functionality to send you news updates. As a result, you must be a user of Facebook.

If you are not a Facebook user and do not wish to be, you can access the same content on the BBC News Website. You may also like to get the latest news from the BBC on Twitter at @BBCBreaking (Breaking News) @BBCNews (News with a UK focus) and @BBCWorld (News with a World focus). You can also follow us via the BBC News page on Google+.

What if I see a user comment on a news update that I find is contrary to Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities?

If you see a comment left on a BBC News post on Facebook by a user that you believe is contrary to Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, you can report it by using your mouse to find the X in the right corner of the comment, then clicking "Mark as spam" or "Report as abuse...".

Feedback

If you have any comments on the BBC News Control Panel on Facebook then let us know using the form below. While we try to read all e-mails, we cannot guarantee a response. Your details will not be given to anyone outside the BBC without your permission.

If you are happy to be contacted by a BBC journalist please leave a telephone number that we can contact you on. In some cases a selection of your comments will be published, displaying your name as you provide it and location, unless you state otherwise. Your contact details will never be published. When sending us pictures, video or eyewitness accounts at no time should you endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or infringe any laws. Please ensure you have read the terms and conditions.

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