Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 03 August 2012 09:08

83 million Facebook accounts are fake

Written by Fudzilla staff



Corporations are people my friend, but cats aren’t


In a regulatory filing released Wednesday, social notworking giant Facebook disclosed that 8.7 percent of its 955 million active users are in fact fake accounts.

That amounts to 83.09 million, roughly the population of Germany. However, Facebook is promising to clamp down on fake and duplicate accounts.

Facebook chief security officer Joe Sullivan told CNN that the entire Facebook platform is based on people using their real identities and that the company is committed to finding and disabling false accounts.

Duplicate accounts make up 4.8 percent of Facebook’s total users. Many are used by Nvidia and AMD fanboys to troll comment sections on tech sites. Some 2.4 percent are non-human and they include misclassified company profiles, groups or profiles set up for pets.

There are also an estimated 1.5 percent of accounts created solely for purposes that violate Facebook terms, like spamming.

More here.

Fudzilla staff

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments