Facebook warns to shutdown 83 million fake and dupes accounts


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Are you using real Facebook account or not? If that is a bogus, you are one of the 83.09 million users that Facebook wants to disable account.

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Photo: Facebook warns fake accounts

In the recent report of the most successful media company, Facebook says that approximately there are around 8.7 percent false and undesirable accounts on their handling. For a specific reason of disabling these 83 million fake accounts, Facebook categorized it: duplicate accounts, misclassified accounts and "undesirable" accounts.

Facebook says that the figure is about the size of Egypt's population and larger than most of the countries.

In a 10-Q filing, Facebook acknowledged that a total of 8.7% — or 83 million — accounts on the network are bogus. Of that 8.7%, 4.8% are duplicate accounts, 2.4% are user-misclassified accounts and 1.5% are “undesirable” accounts, a.k.a. spam.

"We believe the percentage of accounts that are duplicate or false is meaningfully lower in developed markets such as the United States or Australia and higher in developing markets such as Indonesia and Turkey," Facebook said in the filing.

The data were based on an internal sampling of accounts done by reviewers, and Facebook says the numbers may represent the actual number.

If Facebook does shut down your account, it means you can't create a new one without  the permission from the company.     

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