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Facebook took 1.3 billion fake accounts down from October to December

Facebook said it has also removed over 12 million pieces of content about COVID-19 and vaccines that global health experts marked as misinformation

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  • Facebook announced that it removed 1.3 billion fake accounts from October to December;
  • The social media giant said it has over 35,000 people working to tackle misinformation;
  • Facebook said it has also removed more than 12 million pieces of content about COVID-19 and vaccines considered to be lies by health experts.

Facebook said on Monday that it removed 1.3 billion fake accounts from October to December and that it has more than 35,000 people working to reduce the circulation of false information on the social network.

The company said it has also removed more than 12 million pieces of content about COVID-19 and vaccines considered to be lies by health experts.

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Facebook’s data release on misinformation was published ahead of an inspection by the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce on how technology platforms, including Facebook, are dealing with the flow of misinformation.

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