There Are 83 Million Fakes Facebook Users

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There is a staggering number of fake accounts on Facebook.  According to a 10-Q filing with the SEC, Facebook has acknowledged that 8.7% of their users are fake accounts.  That means that there are 83 million fake Facebook users.  Of that number about 4.8% are duplicate accounts, 2.4% are user-misclassified accounts, and 1.5% are undesirable spam accounts.  This past March, Facebook claimed that about 5-6% of accounts (40.3-50.7 million) were fake.  About 20,000 accounts are banned daily and 600,000 accounts are compromised per day.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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