Despite their attempts to stop the practice, social media networks are flooded with fake accounts which are often used for harassing other users. For several months now, Twitter is actively banning accounts which are associated with terrorists and Facebook is joining the cause although Facebook’s attempt to block accounts are direct towards fake IDs.
Over last year, Facebook attracted a lot of criticism over its fake news issue and the company seems to think that the fake accounts are responsible for making such contents viral. As a result, the social media network is expanding its operations to crack down these accounts. In the process, the company announced earlier this week that they have managed to shut down over 30,000 fake accounts which are responsible for spamming in the network.
The official blog post clarified the issue as it mentioned that the profiles weren’t generated with the traditional mass account creation method. As a result, it was pretty difficult to identify the accounts. However, the accounts were disabled before the ring established a network to spam over the network.
This news to remove fake accounts should be welcomed by everyone as users at times have difficult times in the network. The company clarified that they used its improved detection protocols that identified suspicious account activity. Facebook said, “Improvements in this area make our community stronger for everyone, including advertisers, publishers, and partners.”