Facebook shuts over 583 million fake accounts

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Social media giants, Facebook has said it axed 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of 2018.


The silicon valley giant said those closures came on top of blocking millions of attempts to create fake accounts every day.
The social media giant also detailed how it enforces “community standards” against sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech.
Despite this, the group said fake profiles still make up 3-4 percent of all active accounts.
In a report released yesterday, Facebook claimed it “detected almost 100 percent of spam and removed 837 million posts assimilated to spam over the same period.

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“Facebook pulled or slapped warnings on nearly 30 million posts containing sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech during the first quarter.
“Improved technology using artificial intelligence had helped it act on 3.4 million posts containing graphic violence, nearly three times more than it had in the last quarter of 2017.
“In 85.6 percent of the cases, Facebook detected the images before being alerted to them by users,” said the report
The figure represents between 0.22 and 0.27 percent of the total content viewed by Facebook’s more than two billion users from January through March.

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