Huge Scandal Has No End: Facebook Removed 583M Fake Accounts, What’s Next, Zuck?

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After two hearing before Congress, Mark Zuckerberg gets ready for the meeting with EU Parliament, which is set for the next week. At the same time, Facebook prepared a report with fascinating numbers and figures.

583M fake accounts closed

Facebook took some time to revise 1.5bn accounts and posts which violated the rules of the users and deleted nearly 583m fake accounts, which is 30% of all.

As a part of moderation, Facebook dealt with 837m spam posts, 2.5m pieces of hate speech, 1.9m pieces of terrorist propaganda, 3.4m pieces of inappropriate graphic content and 21m posts related to sexual materials.

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Source: The Guardian

“This is the start of the journey and not the end of the journey and we’re trying to be as open as we can,” said Richard Allan, Facebook’s vice-president of public policy for Europe.

It’s clear that Facebook makes its steps towards transparency and gets ready for GDPR, which will kick off May 25. Read how to prepare your company for the new regulations here.

Zuckerberg to face EU Parliament

Mark Zuckerberg will be heard before the EU Parliament and will answer questions about Facebook data scandal.

Antonio Tajani, the president of the European Parliament, stated,  “The founder and CEO of Facebook has accepted our invitation and will be in Brussels as soon as possible, hopefully already next week.”

The hearing is to take place next week, and we expect to learn more about Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Facebook scandal history

Recently, Facebook lost its value after the Cambridge Analitica biggest scandal. According to Verdict, Facebook has now lost $100 billion in value since February.

A day before,  agreed to take a trip to Washington to testify about privacy issues before Congress. His decision put pressure on Google and Twitter CEOs – they will have to do the same as Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley invited all three CEOs to meet him on April 15.

Also, as it turned out, Facebook uses free labor – our working hours to keep the platform running. If one spends one hour per day using Facebook, it makes 365 hours per year – 15 working days. And you get nothing for it, while  earns millions of dollars on ads.

One more scandal related to the company: Facebook was about to face a class action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition used in photo-tagging in US.

Recently, Mark Zuckerberg testified before the Congress. You can read the brief summary of the procedure here.

In case you want to follow #DeleteFacebook, here is how to do it.


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Data Scandal Has No End: Facebook Removed 583M Fake Accounts in 2018, Zuckerberg to Face EU Parliament Next Week
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