Facebook deletes over 500 million fake accounts

Facebook deletes over 500 million fake accounts

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This year, Facebook has been cracking down on community standards violations in an effort to clean up their platform.  In a recent community standards enforcement report, the media giant released that they have disabled 583 million fake accounts in the first quarter of 2018, largely using artificial intelligence.

The report also claims that Facebook took action on 2.5 million pieces of hate speech, 1.9 million pieces of terrorist propaganda, and 836 million pieces of spam. 

Facebook relies on artificial intelligence software to flag unwanted content.  In fact, 98.5% of the disabled fake accounts were found using AI software.

Facebook’s campaign to be more transparent came as a result of the increasing number of fake news incidents and their unauthorized harvesting of personal data.  Critics believe that Facebook’s campaign will help build back trust with their users.

 

Story via Huffington Post

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