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Millions Of Facebook Profiles Not Real

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Facebook has been in what seems like one problem after another. There are many different angles and ways that Facebook seems to be in hot water. Ultimately, all of the problems lead to issues with advertisers, the core revenue stream for Facebook. One of the main issues plaguing Facebook's advertising department is [URL="http://tengoldenrulesblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/83-million-facebook-profiles-not-real.html"]over 80 million fake Facebook user accounts[/URL]. The fake accounts are broken down (by Facebook) into different categories:

"Facebook broke the numbers down even further stating that the largest portion of the faux pie comes from 46 million duplicate accounts, or 4.8% of all accounts. Duplicate accounts are defined by Facebook as “an account that a user maintains in addition to his or her principal account.” The next biggest portion includes user-misclassified profiles, which are personal profiles that have been created for companies, instead of pages, or for a non-human entity, such as a pet. Yes, people have Facebook profiles for their pets. (Teaching the pet to maintain his own account would be a great trick)! These make up 2.4% or 23 million of the fake accounts. The remainder is made up of undesirable profiles, which are considered to be in breach of Facebook’s terms & conditions, and these number about 14 million.

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