Facebook is a great tool for communication. It connects people to long lost friends, families who are far away from each other and keep people updated with connections around the world. In the past, anybody can just sign-up without others knowing about their true identity. It is hard to tell if the person is really the real person behind that Facebook profile or not. Many believe that when they represent themselves on Facebook, it works the same way in real life. Unfortunately, there are plenty of fake accounts on Facebook these days and they were all created with one purpose, to spread spam. That is why Facebook is now focusing on getting rid of these fake accounts and remove their activities from their database as well.
At the moment, the company announced that it has put an end to spam operations that created thousands of fake likes on publisher’s pages. Facebook revealed that they have been focusing on the operation for six months now as a campaign to eliminate fake accounts. Maintaining authenticity is a continuous task, it is one that needs vigilance and commitment. Being one step ahead of the persons who attempt to misuse their service is a continuous effort spearheaded by their security team. They construct and appraise technical systems every single day to make it easier to reply to reports of misuse, perceive and get rid of spam, recognize and remove fake accounts and stop accounts from being compromised.
Through these changes, there will be a reduction of fake accounts spreading online. These should be stopped or else they will continue to spread illegal materials, use unsolicited mails, misrepresent individuals or spread other deceiving content online. In some countries, these developments have permitted Facebook to take action against over 30,000 fake accounts. Although these operations will not completely eradicate all fake accounts, Facebook is committed to constantly improve their effectiveness. They said that their priority is to eliminate the accounts with the biggest marks, those with extraordinary extent of activity and those that have a wide-range reach.
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Authenticity is the main foundation of Facebook and maintaining it encourages good public engagement. Facebook suggested that as part of the community, users should also do their part and work hand in hand with them to make whatever developments they implement successful. At this point, we can say that these are just some of the initial effects what we’re supposed to imagine but with the advancement of technology they can deliver and this will serve as a stepping stone as they continue to improve. They are also taking into consideration the comments from users that they are receiving upon announcing the changes they’re about to make. Some are suggesting that Facebook should provide additional identity protection and make sure to keep all users’ accounts private and not just easily accessed by anyone. Hopefully, these changes will be implemented well so that users can benefit from them.