Facebook announced during its first quarterly earnings report that amongst their 955 million monthly active users and 543 million monthly active mobile users that the 8.7 percent or 83.09 million of these active accounts are said to be fake.
Facebook estimated last March that about 5 to 6 percent of their active members have fake or duplicate accounts, which is about 42.25 million and 50.70 million users. The huge spike of fake or duplicate users doesn’t mean that there was an increase in the amount of fake accounts created in the past five months.
Facebook noted that the definition of fake accounts became more pronounced the past few months and that’s why they saw the number of fake accounts rise.
Facebook even went as far as defining and giving percentages as to the specifics: undesirable accounts have 1.5%, user-misclassified account share 2.4% of the pie while duplicate accounts have a 4.8% share.
According to Facebook, being active doesn’t mean logging on to Facebook.com. Being active implies using your Facebook account on the Web. A good example of this is logging in to 9gag.com with your Facebook username and password.
When will Facebook reach 1 billion active users per month? It seems like it’s coming in sooner rather than later.
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