U.S., Indonesia, Japan lose users as Facebook sweeps fake profiles
allfacebook.com -- Feb 05
As Facebook mentioned in its 10-K filing, the site still has a serious problem with fake profiles, used to bolster shady pages' fan metrics. It appears that the social network did some cleaning up in January, as several countries (notably the U.S. and Indonesia) lost a great number of users last month, according to Quintly.
All around the world, more than 4 million users' profiles were deleted in January.
Facebook believes that duplicate users made up 5 percent of its monthly active users (MAUs) in the fourth quarter of 2012, with user-misclassified accounts representing 1.3 percent and other "undesirable" accounts at 0.9 percent.
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