Facebook Closed 583M Fake Account in Q1'18

Posted by Kyle 6:00 PM (CDT)

Tuesday May 15, 2018

I was on Facebook today and I found out my mom was not even real. Then she linked me to some website that phished me. Thanks mom, and @cageymaru.

In its first quarterly Community Standards Enforcement Report, Facebook said the overwhelming majority of moderation action was against spam posts and fake accounts: it took action on 837m pieces of spam, and shut down a further 583m fake accounts on the site in the three months. But Facebook also moderated 2.5m pieces of hate speech, 1.9m pieces of terrorist propaganda, 3.4m pieces of graphic violence and 21m pieces of content featuring adult nudity and sexual activity.