Thursday, August 2, 2012

News Alert: 83 million Facebook accounts are fakes and dupes

For all of my Facebook friends, real or alias....

(CNN) -- If you're using a fake name on your Facebook account, maintaining a personal profile for your beloved pet or have a second profile you use just for logging in to other sites, you have one of the 83.09 million fake accounts Facebook wants to disable. In an updated regulatory filing released Wednesday, the social media company said that 8.7 percent of its 955 million monthly active users worldwide are actually duplicate or false accounts.

"On Facebook we have a really large commitment in general to finding and disabling false accounts," Facebook's chief security officer Joe Sullivan told CNN in a recent interview. "Our entire platform is based on people using their real identities."

1 comment:

  1. Great post, I have been hearing a lot about Facebook and fake profiles lately! I came across your post while I was looking online for a social media company and I'm happy I did because I really find posts like this interesting. Thank you for sharing this with us!