Human_Readable™ URLs

Nov 11, 2023

TLDR; make sure links you are sharing on Facebook are 'human readable'

What's this mean?

I admin several large Facebook groups and I've noticed the platform is starting to flag non human readable URLs as potential cyber security threats. 

As a general rule of thumb, I would recommend not approving URLs that aren't immediately obvious where they point. 

E.g., is a legitimate URL that points to a website where real estate agents in a specific brokerage can download real time real estate data.'s not apparent what this website is. 

Contrast that with where it's much more clear what the intent of the site is. 

If you want to preserve your platform, use caution in approving the former type URLs right now.