Facebook disables 2.19 billion accounts in Q1 2019
Facebook has stated that the company has disabled 2.19 billion accounts in the first quarter of 2019 with 5 percent of accounts likely to be fake.
According to Guy Rosen, Vice President of Integrity, the largest social networking site reported in their latest enforcement activity that they have disabled more than 2 billion of fake accounts set up by “bad actors”.
“The amount of accounts we took action on increased due to automated attacks by bad actors who attempt to create large volumes of accounts at one time,” Rosen stated.
Facebook is also yet to uncover five percent of the 2.4 billion monthly active users that are fake accounts as well. Apart from that, the company also took down four million posts considered as hate speech in Q1 of 2019. In order to battle hate speech, they developed an automatic detection which led to 65 percent of the contents removed immediately without having users report the post directly.