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× Curbing disinformation: Facebook removes 3 billion fake accounts

SAN FRANCISCO --- Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said on Thursday.


Nearly all of them were caught before they had a chance to become "active" users of the social network.


In a new report, Facebook said it saw a "steep increase" in the creation of abusive, fake accounts. While most of these…