Facebook: fake account removal Q4 2017 - Q3 2019

This statistic shows the number of fake accounts worldwide that Facebook took action on from the fourth quarter of 2017 to the third quarter of 2019. In the most recently reported period, the social network removed almost 1.7 billion fake accounts, up from 1.5 billion fake accounts in the preceding quarter.

Global number of fake accounts taken action on by Facebook from 4th quarter 2017 to 3rd quarter 2019

Number of removed fake accounts in millions
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

Q4 2017 to Q3 2019

Special properties

Fake accounts that were successfully created but later removed by Facebook, does not include unsuccessful attempts to create fake accounts that were blocked at the time of registration

Supplementary notes

According to Facebook, "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."

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