Facebook rejects ‘false’ claim that half of its accounts are fake

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Facebook has as termed “unequivocally false” a report that claims the social networking platform hosts one billion fake accounts, a media report said.

According to a Daily Mail report, a former classmate of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed that the social media giant hosts one billion fake accounts on its platform, or 50 per cent of its total users worldwide.

“Its official metrics — many of which it has stopped reporting quarterly — are self-contradictory and even farcical”, said Aaron Greenspan, who attended Harvard University with Zuckerberg from 2002 to 2004

However, Facebook has denied the findings.

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company estimates that between three to four per cent of accounts on the website are fake, which is a significantly lower percentage than Greenspan’s estimated 50 per cent, the report stated.

Full Story @ Business Standard

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