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Facebook has more than 83 million fake accounts

  • Facebook has revealed it has more than 83 million false accounts on the social network.

    In company filings published this week, it said 8.7 percent of its 955 million active accounts flouted its rules.

    Duplicate profiles, belonging to already registered users, made up 4.8 percent of its membership figures.

    User-misclassified accounts sat at 4 percent, including personal profiles for businesses or pets, while 1.5 percent of users were described as "undesirable".

    The problem is particularly high in developing countries such as Indonesia and Turkey where Facebook has seen fast growth.

    The numbers come at a time of mounting concern over the effectiveness of marketing on the site.