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How Prevalent Were Fake Account Violations On Facebook?

Facebook says that they estimate that fake accounts represented approximately 5% of our worldwide monthly active users (MAU) on Facebook during Q1 2019 and Q4 2018. BULLSHIT!


According To Facebook

Community Standards Enforcement Report (from Facebook)

We want to protect and respect both expression and personal safety on Facebook. Our goal is to create a safe and welcoming community for the more than 2 billion people who use Facebook around the world, across cultures and perspectives.

To help us with that goal, our Community Standards define what is and isn’t allowed on Facebook. When we find something that goes against these standards, we remove it. We invest in technology, processes and people to help us act quickly so that violations of our standards affect as few people as possible.

People may intentionally or unintentionally act in ways that go against our standards. We respond differently depending on the severity, and we may take further action against people who repeatedly violate standards. In some cases, we also contact law enforcement to prevent offline harm.

Fake Accounts

Our goal is to remove as many fake accounts on Facebook as we can. We prioritize enforcement against users and accounts that seek to cause harm and find many of these fake accounts are used in spam campaigns and are financially motivated.

We expect this number to vary over time because of the financial incentives for adversaries to create fake accounts. Our detection technology helps us blockBlock Blocking is a technical action usually on social media or messaging platforms that restricts or bans another profile from seeing or communicating with your profile. To block someone on social media, you can usually go to their profile and select it from a list of options - often labeled or identified with three dots ••• millions of attempts to create fake accounts every day and detect millions more often within minutes after creation. We don’t include blocked attempts in the metrics we report here.


Authenticity is the cornerstone of our community. We believe that people are more accountable for their statements and actions when they use their authentic identities. That’s why we require people to connect on Facebook using the name they go by in everyday life. Our authenticity policies are intended to create a safe environment where people can trust and hold one another accountable.

Facebook Reported Recent Trends

Facebook says it has seen a steep increase in the creation of fake accounts on Facebook in the last six months.

They claim to catch most of these accounts within minutes of registration. However, automated attacks have resulted in more of these accounts make it past their initial detection, which increased prevalence. The number of actioned accounts also increased, since they claim to have removed more accounts that should not be on Facebook.

How Prevalent Were Fake Account Violations On Facebook?

Facebook estimates that fake accounts represented approximately 5% of their worldwide monthly active users (MAU) on Facebook during Q1 2019 and Q4 2018. Of course, this is nonsensical in light of both SCARS’ own estimates of a minimum of 25% and a recent report that showed it was closer to 50% «CLICK HERE TO READ»

According To Facebook Policy Violations Include:

Misrepresent a person’s identity by using a name that does not abide by our name policies, or by providing a false date of birth

Impersonating others by:

  • Using their images with the explicit aim to deceive people
  • Creating a profile assuming the persona of or speaking for another person or entity
  • Creating a Page assuming to be or speak for another person or entity fo