83 million Facebook accounts are false
Of the 955 million monthly active Users you have Facebook, 8.7% are “fake accounts” – about 83.09 million of accounts – social network reported today.
This is an increase in this type of account, on the figure that it Facebook announced last March that placed the fake accounts between 5% and 6%, which at that time corresponded to between 42 and 50 millions of users. This does not necessarily mean that more people making fake accounts now, but rather it is a better estimate by the social network.
According to Facebook, the fake accounts are to:
- Duplicates: A person having more than one account. They represent 4.8% of users.
- Misclassified accounts: People who create a profile for a business person, organization or for the pet instead of creating a page. They represent 2.4% of the accounts.
- Accounts undesirable: Profiles used for things like sending spam, would reach 1.5% of the accounts.
The fake accounts are used for multiple purposes within Facebook, from people who want trollear under another name, bots who click on the social network advertising. Last week, one agency said that 80% of clicks of your Facebook advertising account had been false, making the ads less valuable, an important issue for the social network is now in the bag and must earn money .
Facebook seems to seek transparency by publicizing the issue figures estimated fake users who have not been detected by the surveillance systems of the company.
Link: Facebook: 8.7 percent Clot are fake users (CNET)Tags: Facebook, fake account, False, Users