Facebook admits 83m profiles are fake
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 03/08/2012 14:00
Facebook has more than 83 million fake profiles, including millions created for users' pets and a large number of accounts the company deems "undesirable", it has admitted.
The figure emerged in Facebook's first quarterly report to US financial regulators since the world's biggest social network made its much-criticised stock market debut in May.
Facebook has more than 83 million illegitimate accounts
Facebook has said it believes there are now more than 83 million illegitimate accounts on the social network.
In company filings published this week, it said 8.7% of its 955 million active accounts broke its rules.
Duplicate profiles - belonging to already registered users - made up 4.8% of its membership figure.
User-misclassified accounts amounted to 2.4% - including personal profiles for businesses or pets - while 1.5% of users were described as "undesirable".