Facebook says it shut down 1.3 BILLION fake accounts in the last six months
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 Facebook disclosed that it disabled 1.3 billion 'fake accounts' over the past two quarters, many of which had 'the intent of spreading spam or conducting illicit activities such as scams'.
The social media giant’s first Community Standards Enforcement Report reveals the company canceled roughly 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of 2018 alone — as part of its efforts to restore public trust.
According to Business Insider, "Facebook is battling a wave of fake news and disinformation in Brazil. Business groups have been spreading hoaxes supporting the far-right candidate in the presidential..