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Facebook Removed Nearly 3.4 Billion Fake Accounts In Last Six Months

Nearly all the phony accounts were caught by artificial intelligence and a boost in human monitoring. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said breaking up the company would make purging abusive accounts harder.

Facebook says it removed 3.39 billion fake accounts from October to March. That's twice the number of fraudulent accounts deleted in the previous six-month period.

In the company's latest , released Thursday, Facebook said nearly all of the fake accounts were caught by artificial intelligence and more human monitoring. They

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