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Facebook: Fake account removal doubles in 6 months to 3 billion

Updated : May 24, 2019 07:33 AM IST

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 use of computers to generate millions of accounts at a time meant not only that Facebook caught more of the fake accounts, but that more of them slipped through.
Facebook: Fake account removal doubles in 6 months to 3 billion
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