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.
Facebook Reports 80M Accounts Are Bogus
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).