Facebook Reports 80M Accounts Are Bogus


Bogus Facebook accounts are on the rise, according to a report filed by the social network with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday. In its 10-Q statement, Facebook reported that 8.7 percent, or 83 million, of its 955 million accounts are either duplicates or “false.” That’s a substantial increase over figures released by the company in March. Then it estimated that from five to six percent, or 42.25 million to 50.70 million, of 845 million monthly active accounts were bogus. Read the full story at PC World.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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