Facebook: Another three billion fake profiles culled
Facebook has advertised its latest “enforcement report”, which details how many posts and accounts it took action on between October 2018 and March 2019.
During that six-month period, Facebook removed more than three billion fake accounts – more than ever before.
First time, Facebook also informed how many deleted posts were attracted, and how many were put back online after review.
“The success of the company has acceptable us to fund these struggles at a massive level. I think the total of our budget that goes toward our safety systems. I believe is more than Twitter’s all revenue this year.”
Facebook said the increase in the number of deleted fake accounts was because “bad actors” were using wrong methods to create Facebook account.
But it said it spotted and deleted a majority of them within minutes, before they had any opportunity to “cause harm”.
The social media will now also report how many posts were removed for selling goods like that drugs and guns.
It said it take an action on more than one million posts of selling guns in the six-month period covered by the report.
- 25 views were of violence and graphic content.
- Fewer than three views were of child abuse imagery and terrorist propaganda.
- Overall 5% of the monthly active users on Facebook were fake accounts.
For the first time, the report exposed that in January and March 2019 more than one million appeals were made after posts were deleted.
For the first time, we are including how much content people appealed and how much content was restored after we initially took action.