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.
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.