If you have been Facebooking on behalf of your pampered pooch via his own Facebook profile, or have been playing it safe with a separate Facebook profile for coworkers only, then you may want to get as much use out of it as possible before it is deleted. It appears that Facebook is going to disable the over 83 million fake Facebook profiles that are currently inflating their numbers.
Facebook’s regulatory filings from earlier this month shows that 8.7% of Facebook’s 955 million monthly active users are accounts that are fake. On top of that, approximately 4.8% of Facebook accounts are duplicate accounts. That is over 45 million accounts, which are technically a no-no in Facebook land.
While some may find it unfortunate to lose Fido’s account, or that duplicate account they save for only work-friendly posts, the upside is that Facebook is also getting rid of the accounts that have been created strictly to spam Facebook users. This could lead to a welcome reduction in spam, which is a bonus for everyone.
Do be aware, if you have a duplicate account that ends up getting deleted by Facebook, you won’t be allowed to create another account with Facebook’s permission. Those who are sad to see Fido’s account disappear, don’t forget you can create a Facebook page so that his fans can still follow his ball-chasing endeavors.
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