MANILA, Philippines — According to Facebook, it would start removing 3.2 billion fake accounts from its service from April to September next year.
The number is a little higher from the 3 billion logged in the past 6 months.
Before the fake accounts become “active” social network users, all of the fake accounts were already pinned so that they could not be counted regularly in the user figures reported by the company.
Facebook estimates that approximately 5% of its 2.45 billion user accounts are fake.
The company says in a report, 18.5 million cases of child nudity and sexual exploitation were removed from its main platform in the April-September period, up from 13 million in the past 6 months. The cause of the increase was due to improved detection.
Facebook said 11.4 million hate speech instances has been removed during the period, up from 7.5 million in the past six months.
The company says that they would start to remove hate speech proactively as it does with other extremist content child exploitation and other materials.
Upon removing the terrorist propaganda, the Facebook expanded its data they shared on it.
Based on earlier reports, only al-Qaida, ISIS, and their affiliates are the data that has been included.
While on the latest report, it shows that Facebook detects content that is shared at a lower rate than those two organizations by non-ISIS and al-Qaida.
Facebook’s report on standards enforcement has the first data from Instagram including child nudity, terrorist propaganda, illicit firearms and drug sales.
They removed 13 million instances of child nudity and child sexual exploitation from Instagram within the reported period, the company added. (Gelica Paulo/IAMIGO/CNS)