While Facebook still has a long way to go to remove the social network’s fake news related problems, the company has introduced several measures to prevent the spread of false information using the platform. In a new report, the company has revealed that it has removed over 3 billion fake accounts from October to March.
In the new report, the social networking giant revealed that the company saw an increase in creation of fake accounts. However, the company noted that most of these fake accounts were removed shortly after they were created. Despite that, some of the fake accounts weren’t detected and about 5% of the accounts on the platform are fake accounts.
In the new report, the social networking giant also noted its effort to remove different offensive materials. The company said that it has removed over 7.3 million contents from the social network as part of its rules against hateful contents. While this is an increase from the 5.4 million in previous six months, the company wrote that over 65% of the offensive contents were flagged on their own.
In addition to the removal of fake accounts as well as offensive contents, the company also revealed how it will move forward to take action against the sales of regulated goods using the platform. The company revealed that it took action on 1.5 million cases involving drugs and 1.4 million against firearms.
Although Facebook has a long way to go to stop the spread of false information on the platform, it’s good to see that the company is heading towards right direction after it went through major problems over last few years due to platform’s fake news related problems.