Favourite social media platform, Facebook says it recently disabled billions of accounts set up by “bad actors” and that five percent of its 2.4 billion active accounts are likely fakes.
Naija News reports that the social media site says it disabled 2.19 billion accounts in the first quarter of this year, nearly double the number of accounts nixed in the prior three-month period, according to vice president of integrity, Guy Rosen.
“The amount of accounts we took action on increased due to automated attacks by bad actors who attempt to create large volumes of accounts at one time,” Rosen said.
Facebook apparently disabled the users due to automated imposters trying to establish them.
On the issue of hate speech being peddled across countries, the California-based company also said it has made progress at it has automatically detected 65 percent of the content removed instead of needing to wait for users to report it.
Recall that Facebook took down four million posts considered hate speech in the first quarter of this year.