Facebook Removed 2 Billion More Fake Accounts in 2019 Than Last Year

One of the biggest problems that people associate with Facebook has to do with the fact that the social media platform has created a lot of different avenues that certain people abuse, most frequently through the creation of fake accounts. It’s fair to say that Fake accounts have the potential to completely ruin the Facebook experience, so much so that it has ended up becoming a bit of a deal breaker for certain individuals that feel like they would be better served by opting for some of the other social media platforms out there.

However, Facebook has been making some serious strides in their attempts to ensure that each and every user is able to rest assured knowing that the platform is doing all it can in order to combat fake profiles. Indeed, the number of fake profiles that Facebook removes on a regular basis is actually quite staggering.

In 2018, Facebook removed over 3.3 billion fake accounts from it’s platform, nearly half the population of the planet! Not only does this tell you just how serious this problem actually is, it also tells you that Facebook is actually doing quite a good job in removing these accounts.

The numbers this year are even more mind boggling, with Facebook having removed 5.4 billion fake accounts from its platform over the course of 2019, that is according to Community Standards Enforcement Report, and it’s important to note that the end of the year is still a month and a half away so Facebook might just hit the five and a half billion mark or even more.


It’s important to note that Facebook has acknowledged the fact that there are still millions of fake accounts active on the platform which is why you should be wary while you are interacting with accounts that you are not familiar with.

Facebook Removed 2 Billion More Fake Accounts in 2019 Than Last Year

Similarly, when it comes to curbing spam on Facebook, the tech giant took action on 5.9 million pieces of content in the first 8 months of 2019.

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