Facebook deleted 5.4 billion fake accounts

Facebook said it removed 5.4 billion fake accounts in 2019, nearly doubling from 2018’s 3.3 billion.

According to CNN, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this figure shows the company’s true determination to prevent the influx of misleading and misleading content from spreading in the community.

“A high number of fake accounts does not mean that the content on our platform is more malicious, but rather a result of efforts to remove bad content,” Zuckerberg said and suggested other social networks should work. Disclose the same statistics. However, many other fake accounts exist on the world’s largest social network.

Facebook disabled more than 2 billion fake accounts from the beginning of the year to March. In the next three months, the number of fake accounts deleted was reduced to 1.5 billion but increased to 1.7 billion in the third quarter / 2019.

In addition to Facebook statistics, the company first published Instagram data as part of a new transparency report. The company removed 3 million posts in violation of the ban on drugs business and 95,000 other content related to arms trading.

Facebook said it has focused on enforcing policies that ban sensitive content such as images of child sexual abuse, violence and terrorist propaganda. Thanks to the shared use of Facebook’s censorship system, malicious content has been removed more quickly and effectively. “The size and resources of Facebook can help fight false information and provide users with a safe environment,” the Facebook representative said.

In early 2019, Facebook began integrating algorithms that automatically delete posts when it detects hate speech. More than 7 million posts containing hateful content were removed from Facebook from July to September, up nearly 60% from the previous three months. In particular, more than 80% of the stimulating content is detected by the system before users see it.