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Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Social Networks |

Study: 40% of user accounts on social networks are spam

Study: 40% of user accounts on social networks are spam

Impermium, a company dedicated to the fight against spam (junk messages that have not been asked), revealed an interesting statistic regarding the number of users that exist in social networks, indicating that large numbers of user accounts that are in these portals are false and are made solely for the purpose of distributing spam.

Reportedly, 40% of the accounts on services like and are created by people who distribute this kind of advertising, which would be more effective than e-mail sent, and no surprise, since many times one is obliged looking at this type of content news feeds from social networks.

This is noteworthy considering that Facebook has 800 million users, so we have to start believing that this figure is quite inflated.

Despite this negative fact, of all the messages communicated by 8% is spam, so apparently this 40% of fake users are not doing their job well. Fortunately for us.

Link: 40% of accounts on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks are spam (BGR)

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