menlo park - In recent months Facebook has removed almost 1.3 billion false profiles. Most of it was almost immediately deleted even before there was contact with other users. Facebook has 2.2 billion active members worldwide.
On Tuesday, Facebook presented for the first time detailed figures about the measures it is taking to prevent the spread of fake news, hate speech and fake accounts.
In the last quarter alone, 2.5 million hateful and 1.8 million terrorist contributions were removed. The lion's share of these contributions was only cleared after other users reported about it.