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Facebook says more than 3 billion fake accounts have been deleted; Accredited AI

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In response to a co-founder's call to break up Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that he would only try to restrict news and fake accounts from the social network "harder."

Chris Hughes, a Zuckerberg Harvard classroom conurbation, wrote a widely read and discussed edition of the New York Times on 9 May stating that Facebook grew enormously and needed government intervention to share it, as it did. the original AT&T in the 1980s.

"We want to ensure that we prevent electoral interference" and restrict the fake account and the news crisis on the social network, Zuckerberg said on a call to reporters Thursday. "I don't think the medicine will break up the company face them. It will be much harder."

On the call, Facebook announced that it had removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice more than the previous six months.

Facebook said almost all of the fake accounts were caught with artificial intelligence and more human monitoring.

In a new report, Facebook said there was a "sharp increase" in creating an offensive, false account for the past six months. While the creation of most of these fake accounts was hampered, the company said that this increase in "automated attacks" by bad actors meant not only that it had caught more of the fake accounts, but that more most of them cracks.

Facebook estimates that 5% of its 2.4 billion active monthly users are fake accounts. This is up from 3% to an estimated 4% in the previous six month report.

Notwithstanding the positive challenges that Facebook provided to this report, it is clear that the social network is tackling battle without computers and others who want to use the system. The issues were debated in public for the first time in 2016, when it was found that Russians had made a significant contribution to the social network to try to influence the outcome of the presidential election.

Even as Facebook detection tools become better, make the efforts made by the creators of these fake accounts.

Facebook also said Thursday that it had exceeded 7 million jobs, photographs and other material because it violated its rules against hate speech.

Zuckerberg asked a government regulation to decide what should be considered as harmful material and about other issues.

Of the 3.4 billion accounts achieved in the six-month period, 1.2 billion came during the fourth quarter of 2018 and 2.2 billion during the first quarter of this year. Over 99% of these were disabled before being reported to the company. In the period April-September last year, Facebook blocked 1.5 billion accounts.

Facebook put the spike in the account of "automated attacks by bad agents who try to create large amounts of accounts at one time." The company refused to say where these attacks were, but from different parts of the world.

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