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Facebook reported that from October 2018 through March 2019, it removed three billion fake accounts. This is two times more than in the previous similar period.

Reports about it DW.

As described in the company, fake accounts that spread spam or information that does not comply with the rules of the social network make up about 5% of all users who log into the social network in a month. Most of them are deleted within a few minutes after creation.

It is reported that during the last quarter of 2018, Facebook employees deactivated 1.2 billion accounts, and in the first three months of 2019 – 2.19 billion.

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"We have noticed a significant increase in the creation of fake accounts on Facebook in the last six months," the Facebook message says. At the same time, most of these accounts were found immediately after registration – even before they became visible to other users.

The social network has about 2.4 billion active monthly users and estimates that five percent of their profiles are fake, reports dpa.

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