Facebook has disabled 3 billion fake accounts from October to March
Facebook announces that it has deactivated more than three billion fake accounts from October to March – twice as many as in the previous six months.
The new social network report released Thursday does not say, however, how many false accounts have been omitted.
This increase demonstrates the challenge Facebook faces in removing computer-created accounts to spread spam, fake news, and other subjective content. His tools are improving, but those who create these false accounts are also refining their practices.
Facebook says it has blocked accounts “a few minutes” after their creation, before someone sees them and reports them.
The social network hosts 2.4 billion monthly active users.
The company estimates that 5% of its monthly active users are fake.