Facebook removed a staggering 2.19 billion fake accounts


Facebook in the first quarter of 2019 disabled a staggering 2.19 billion fake accounts, up from just 1.2 billion bogus accounts in the previous quarter. The admission came on Thursday as part of Facebook’s third Community Standard Enforcement Report and is the result of automated attacks from bad actors attempting to create large volumes of accounts at once.

To put the figures into perspective, Facebook as of March 31, 2019, had 2.38 billion monthly active users on its platform.

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