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Saturday, November 2, 2013

India, Turkey lead in false Facebook profiles

India, Turkey lead in false Facebook profiles 

An estimated   14.3   crore accounts on the popular social networking site Facebook may be false or duplicate, with a major chunk of them coming from developing markets like India and Turkey
Facebook, which boasts of 119 crore accounts globally in a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing said it estimates up to 7.9 per cent accounts being duplicate, and up to 2.1 per cent and up to 1.2 per cent accounts being user misclassified and un-desirable, respectively "We believe the percentage of accounts that are duplicate or false is meaningfully lower in developed markets such as the US or the UK and higher in developing markets such as India and Turkey," Facebook said on Friday in a SEC filing.
The social networking giant said  its  monthly active users (MAUs) stood at 1.19 billion by September 30,2013.
MAUs are registered Facebook users who log in and visit the site through the website or a mobile device or take an action to share content or activity with Facebook friends or connect ions via a third party website that is integrated with Facebook in the last 30 days.
The filing further said: "estimate, that duplicate accounts may have represented bet wee n nearly 4.3-7.9 per cent of global MAUs during the nine months ended September 30,2013."

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