Facebook global duplicate or false accounts worldwide 2012-2018

This statistic presents the number of global Facebook accounts that are either duplicate or false accounts from the fourth quarter 2012 to the fourth quarter of 2018. In the fourth quarter of 2012 there was a total of 76 million fake accounts on Facebook, while by the fourth quarter of 2018 this amount had increased by five-fold with a total of 371 million duplicate or false accounts on the social media platform.

Number of duplicate or false Facebook accounts worldwide from 4th quarter 2012 to 4th quarter 2018

Duplicate AccountsFalse Accounts
Q4 2018255.2116
Q4 2017212.974.5
Q4 2016111.633.5
Q4 201579.644.5
Q4 201469.739
Q4 201374.927.6
Q4 201252.823.2
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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

Q4 2012 to Q4 2018

Supplementary notes

Facebook divides false accounts into two categories: user-misclassified or "undesirable".

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