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Facebook Axed 583 Million Fake Accounts, Enforcing Standards

  • Company releases Q1 report detailing AI tools’ effectiveness
  • Nudity is easier to remove than hate speech, executives say
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Bloomberg’s Sarah Frier discusses Facebook’s removal of 583 million fake profiles in the first three months of 2018. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Facebook Inc. said it took down 583 million fake profiles in the first three months of the year, usually within minutes of their creation.

The social network also scrubbed 837 million pieces of spam and acted on 2.5 million instances of hate speech, it said on Tuesday in its first-ever report on how effectively it’s enforcing community standards.