Facebook: Another three billion fake profiles culled

Sunday 26th May 2019 - 18:05

Facebook: Another three billion fake profiles culled

 During that six-month period, Facebook removed more than three billion fake accounts - more than ever before.

More than seven million "hate speech" posts were removed, also a record high.

For the first time, Facebook also reported how many deleted posts were appealed, and how many were put back online after review.

In a call with reporters on Thursday, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg hit back against numerous calls to break up Facebook, arguing its size made it possible to defend against the network's problems.

I don't think that the remedy of breaking up the company is going to address [the problem ,he said.