Wednesday, May 29

Facebook Removed 583 Million Fake Accounts in First Quarter of 2018

Facebook removed 583 million Fake accounts worldwide in the first quarter of 2018. In the same period, the social network also removed 837 million spam and 2.5 million hate messages, said by Dawn News.


That is what Nathaniel Gleicher, head of digital security policy of Facebook, announces on Tuesday in a blog post.

Many of the accounts and spam and hate messages were taken offline before anyone reported them. Facebook uses technology that can automatically recognise unwanted messages. Gleicher does not specify how significant the share is that is automatically removed.

In addition to software, human moderators also monitor messages on their content. In April it became known that the team of Dutch moderators according to the Volkskrant daily gets about eight thousand reports of inappropriate messages to process.

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