One of the things that everyone has a problem with as far as Facebook seemingly goes is that they are not even trying to be transparent.
They are doing a shell game with people’s information the likes of which that has never been seen.
The thing about it is, they probably aren’t giving some of the correct information because it changes so often on their side.
There are games that I know of that you use a FB account to sign into where there have been folks that sign in under different fake profiles that later use whatever rewards they got through those profiles to give to their real one.
They know that there are people with fake profiles but they don’t want to say because if they gave a real head count than every person out there would probably have two or three to spare.
The New York Times published an article, Wednesday, raising questions over the wildly different estimates of fake users on the Facebook platform published by Mark Zuckerberg’s company.
In the article titled, “Does Facebook Really Know How Many Fake Accounts It Has?” reporter Jack Nicas declared, “Facebook sells advertisers on its access to real people — 2.32 billion of them, a network that exceeds the populations of North America, South America and Africa combined. But do that many people really use Facebook?”
“While the company discloses its estimates of fake accounts, its figures have fluctuated and are confusing. Even Facebook admits its understanding of the numbers is tenuous,” Nicas explained. “What the table shows is that Facebook cut its estimate of fake accounts significantly in 2016. A year later, it more than quadrupled the estimate. And on Wednesday, in small print at the bottom of a slide about earnings, Facebook increased the estimate by 36 percent, to 116 million. So what’s going on?”
Nicas reported that “Facebook’s new numbers added up to more than 2.8 billion fake accounts taken down in the 12 months that ended Sept. 30, or about 7.7 million a day,” however the social network “had previously reported that about 3 percent to 4 percent of its active users were fake.”