And Just When I Thought I Could Trust Everything on the Intertubes…

Via the BBC:  Facebook has more than 83 million ‘fake’ users

Facebook has revealed that it believes there are now more than 83 million fake users on the social network.

The shock of it all!

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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. wr says:

    And somehow all of them have “liked” Mitt Romney.

  2. Franklin says:

    I would say that all of the users are fake, in the social sense.

  3. Murray says:

    I would be really interested to know how they came up with that estimate.

    Do they really believe there are close to a billion people who show themselves naked on their platform?

  4. Brett says:

    I’ve always thought that the “X Million Users” figures were bloated with duplicate accounts, fake accounts, and company accounts. Heck, I have three separate Facebook accounts under different names/pseudonyms (I created two of them in an attempt to post on a blog that uses that irritating Facebook Commenting System). Now we have some actual numbers.