Facebook scrubs 837M pieces of spam from website in Q1

by Larry Emmott on May 29, 2018

in Social Media

Facebook removed 837 million instances of spam from its website in the first quarter of 2018, according to Guy Rosen, the company’s vice president of product management. Between October 2017 and March 2018, Facebook took down content including graphic violence, adult nudity and sexual activity, terrorist propaganda, hate speech, spam, and fake accounts.

Source: Facebook scrubs 837M pieces of spam from website in Q1

Interesting. Facebook has 2.2 billion active users. Active users have logged on in the last 30 days. 837 million is 38% of 2.2 billion. Of course that does not mean that 38% of users are engaging in spam never the less 837 million is a lot.

I applaud Facebook for taking steps to clean up the site.

And then there is this, a Moby who admits to publishing enormous amounts of “Fake News” via Facebook and is proud of it.

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