Facebook removes 3.2 billion fake accounts

Social media giant Facebook has revealed that at least 3.2 billion fake accounts were removed from April to September.

The fake accounts were discovered even before they started to become active. Facebook said that about 5% or 2.45 billion users are considered fake.

On Wednesday, Facebook said that accounts involved in 18.5 million instances of child nudity and sexual exploitation have been removed.

The increase in number of fake accounts removed was made possible by the company’s enhanced their detection system.

Facebook is also cracking down on hate speech and radical, extremist content. Some 11.4 million accounts involved on hate speech were removed.

The company revealed that it can now detect material posted by non-ISIS and Al Qaida extremists.

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