Facebook Has 83 Million ‘Fake’ Or Duplicate Users
In its company filings published this week,Facebook revealed that more than 83 million of its users are ‘fake,’ CNET reports.
Last week, in its first quarterly earnings report as a public company, the social networking site announced that it has 955 million monthly active users and 543 million monthly active mobile users.
But this week, tucked away in the company filings, Facebook has revealed that 8.7 percent of these accounts are likely fake.
More than half of these “fake” accounts are duplicate profiles, while 2.4 percent are “user-misclassifed” (think: pets and memes) and 1.5 percent are considered “undesirable” accounts, such as those created by spammers.