The Amount of Fake Accounts Removed From Facebook This Year Nearly Equals Its Number of Total Active Users

Facebook disabled more than 2 billion fake accounts on Facebook in the first quarter of 2019 alone, nearly the same amount of total monthly active users the company has, the company said Thursday in a report about how it is enforcing its platform rules. The company pulled almost 2.2 billion fake accounts in the first... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2019-05-23 20:09:09 UTC ]

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Facebook has already removed 583 million fake accounts this year

Last month, Facebook published its internal community enforcement guidelines for the first time and today, the company has provided some numbers to show what that enforcement really looks like. In a new report that will be published quarterly, Facebo... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-05-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook removes 3 billion fake accounts in 6 months

Facebook removed more than three billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the social networking company said Thursday. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-05-23 16:32:45 UTC ]
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Facebook removed over 1.5 billion fake accounts in the last six months

It's been less than a day since the New York Times published a brutal report about the state of affairs at Facebook, including a deep look at the company's failure to properly identify and deal with fake news and Russian interference. The company alr... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook shuts down billions of fake accounts

Social media giant says it has seen a "steep increase" in the creation of abusive, fake accounts. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2019-05-23 21:23:34 UTC ]
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Facebook catches 3 billion fake accounts, but the ones it misses are the real problem

The company, which reports 2.39 billion monthly active users, says it zapped 3 BILLION fake accounts in two quarters alone, and that it caught only “most of them.” Facebook held a press call today to report to the world that it has removed 3 billion fake accounts during the last quarter of 2018... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-05-23 15:50:14 UTC ]
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Facebook just purged hundreds of fake accounts linked to a Russian news network

This is just the last announcement in its crackdown on “inauthentic” behavior. Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher published a blog post this morning saying the company has discovered and removed hundreds of pages and accounts it deemed to be “inauthentic.” The pages came... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook says 50 million user accounts have been affected by a security breach

Nearly 50 million Facebook accounts have been affected by a security breach that enabled hackers to take over users’ accounts, the social media giant announced Friday. The new breach comes as Facebook strives to convince its more than 2 billion users that it can be trusted. It is grappling with... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook removes accounts tied to influence campaign from Iran and Russia

Facebook said Tuesday it removed 652 pages and accounts associated with separate influence campaigns originating from Iran and Russia. The social network did not say what the campaigns’ goals were, but described one as being organized by Iranian state media and the other linked to Russian... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New report shows the number of requests for user data Facebook receives from global governments

Today Facebook publishes its Global Government Requests Report, revealing just how many data requests the social network has received from governments around the world. This time around, the report covers the second half of 2016, and it shows a mixed-bag of figures. While the number of items... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2017-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Is Enlisting American Users in the Fight Against Fake News

Facebook's going to need all the help it can get to combat fake news.  With that in mind, the company is enlisting users to fight the good fight, revealing a five-part plan to cleanse its platform of faux publishers that make money off click-bait headlines that contain blatant untruths. The... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2016-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Facebook is everything to us’: How Little Things grew to 50 million users in under three years

Feel-good publisher Little Things has built an audience of 50 million users a month thanks to Facebook -- and it's profitable. CEO Joe Speiser joined the Digiday Podcast to discuss how the publisher grew out of its roots as a pet-food retailer, why he's not too worried about being overly reliant... Continue reading at Digiday

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Facebook: 10 years of social networking, in numbers

Ten years today, the social networking giant has notched up some interesting numbers along the way• How Facebook became the world's biggest social network1.23bn monthly usersBy the end of 2013, Facebook boasted 1.23bn monthly active users worldwide, adding 170m in just one year. According to... Continue reading at The Guardian

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New Year, New Zuck: What Facebook's CEO Really Wants to Say About the Year Ahead at Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg has issued his annual New Year challenge to himself, and it's a big one: Fixing Facebook.The hoodie-wearing CEO, who has previously taken on learning Mandarin, reading books and visiting new parts of the country, is setting a less concrete goal in focusing on fixing important... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-01-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Wants to Be a Newspaper. Facebook Users Have Their Own Ideas.

It's tough to make everyone happy. Can Facebook reconcile its high-minded design ideals with the interests of users and publishers? Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2013-12-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lauren Oyler’s ‘Fake Accounts’ Captures the Relentlessness of Online Life

Oyler’s debut novel is about a smart, irascible narrator who is steeped in the concerns and tone of social media. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Why Djuna Barnes Withdrew Into Total Seclusion the Last 40 Years of Her Life

Welcome to part two of the first episode of our new original podcast, Lit Century: 100 Years, 100 Books. Combining literary analysis with an in-depth look at historical context, hosts Sandra Newman and Catherine Nichols choose one book for each year of the 20th century, and—along with special... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Record number of stores in the running for Independent Bookshop of the Year

The British Book Awards, or Nibbies, have revealed the regional shortlists for the 2020 Independent Bookshop of the Year with a record 49 bookshops from nine regions across the UK and Ireland vying to be named the country’s best indie retailer for books.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-18 22:49:23 UTC ]
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Music Is in the Air for Facebook and Instagram Users in More European Markets

Facebook is bringing its music and related interactive video features to more markets in Europe. Music publishing business development lead for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Ella Kirby said in a blog post that music on Facebook and Instagram is now available in Denmark, Finland, Iceland,... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-10-17 15:45:27 UTC ]
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Facebook is getting very, very good at faking your face

But just how “real” is it? Five years ago, Mark Zuckerberg stated in no uncertain terms that Facebook was going to build the metaverse, a digital world that’s a surrogate for our real one, predicted by science fiction for decades. That’s why he bought Oculus, and invested heavily in VR. But a... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-09-04 09:00:55 UTC ]
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