Facebook Removed over 1.5 billion Fake Accounts in Last Six Months

Facebook Has Also Deleted 2.1 Billion Pieces of Spam


Previously we reported that Hackers Accessed Personal Data of 30 Million Facebook Users. The company claimed that it is the biggest security breach in its history. The breach came about after hackers stole “access tokens”, which allow users to browse Facebook without having to log in multiple times. However now, in the period between April and September of this year, Facebook Removed over 1.5 billion Fake Accounts. Not only this Facebook has also deleted 2.1 billion pieces of spam. Facebook shared the staggering number in its Community Standards Report. According to Facebook, many fake accounts are the direct result of cyber attacks.

Facebook Removed over 1.5 billion Fake Accounts and 2.1 billion pieces of spam

Facebook has already recognized and took the necessary steps to prevent violating content even before people on the network have seen and reported it. According to Facebook’s report, some 95.9% of the violating content was dealt with before it was reported.

Facebook is under constant inspection concerning the so-called fake news propaganda. It also came under fire for a recent security breach, which affected 50 million accounts. However, Facebook removed content that violates Facebook guidelines, including “adult nudity and sexual activity, fake accounts, hate speech, spam, terrorist propaganda, and violence and graphic content,” as well as two new categories: bullying and harassment, and child nudity and sexual exploitation of children.

 

Onsa Mustafa

Onsa is a Software Engineer and a tech blogger focuses on providing the latest information regarding the innovations happening in the IT world. She likes reading, photography, travelling and exploring nature.
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