May 23, 2019

Facebook: Another three billion fake profiles culled

During that six-month period, Facebook removed more than three billion fake accounts - more than ever before. For the first time, Facebook also reported how many deleted posts were appealed, and how many were put back online after review. Facebook said the rise in the number of deleted fake accounts was because "Bad actors" were using automated methods to create large numbers of them. Overall, about 5% of the monthly active users on Facebook were fake accounts. Facebook said the report highlighted "Areas where we could be more open in order to build more accountability and responsiveness to the people who use our platform".

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