As the world’s largest social network reported its quarterly earnings report last week and submitted paperwork to America’s regulators dated July 31, 2012, Facebook also revealed that the company has received about 83 million illegitimate accounts or representing about 8.7% of total accounts. As of this week, Facebook has about 955 million monthly users that are still being active. However, Facebook has said that 83 million active accounts broke the company’s rules.
There are several problems with Facebook total users. Some of those discrepancies include duplicate profiles, as one user registered more than one accounts which made up close to 5% of all registered members. Some of those fake accounts had been registered for non-human users such as for pets (about 2% of all accounts was in this category).
The latest figures from Facebook continue to hurt its business models, as many experts have questioned the effectiveness of placing advertising on the Facebook platform.
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