Between revenue and user figures, the latest Facebook quarterly report also contains updated information on the proportion of fake accounts the platform is currently hosting. The social network estimates the proportion of duplicate accounts at eleven percent of monthly active users - that would be around 275 million user profiles. The proportion of 'false' - misclassified and 'undesirable' - accounts is said to be five percent (about 137 million user profiles). However, it is difficult to judge any developments in this area on the basis of the data. This is due to the fact that a comparison with previous years is only possible to a limited extent due to continuously evolving detection methods.
16% of All Facebook Accounts Are Fake or Duplicates
This chart shows the share of Facebook MAUs that are thought to be duplicate or false accounts.