1.27 Billion Fake Accounts Deleted by Facebook in Six Months

During her hearing before the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's current Chief Operating Officer, has stated that during a period of six months the social network had to delete 1.27 billion fake accounts.

According to Sandberg's statement, the operation was driven by manual review methods, as well as with the help of automated review methods powered by machine learning, computer vision, and artificial intelligence.

The process of keeping the fake accounts number in control allows Facebook to discover malevolent actors which would take advantage of the platform to possibly spread fake news and skew the public opinion to match their own agenda.

"We have more than doubled the number of people working on safety and security and now have over 20,000. We review reports in over 50 languages, 24 hours a day," said Sandberg. "Bet... (read more)

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