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Facebook says it removed 3 billion fake accounts between October, March

WorldNews Thursday, 23 May 2019
Facebook says it removed 3 billion fake accounts between October, MarchSAN FRANCISCOFacebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday. Nearly all of them were caught before they had a chance to become “active” users of the social network. In a new report, Facebook said it saw a “steep increase” in the creation of abusive, fake accounts. While most of these fake accounts were blocked “within minutes” of their creation, the company said this increase of “automated attacks” by bad actors meant not only that it caught more of the fake accounts, but that more of them slipped through the cracks. Facebook takes down...
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Facebook Has Banned Billions of Fake Accounts in 2019 A new report from the social media site says 2.19 billion were deleted in this year's first quarter. That's nearly a billion increase from the last quarter of 2018 when 1.2 billion were wiped. Business Insider reports there are 2.38 billion...

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