By the end of December 2017, there were over 200 million fake or duplicate accounts on social networking website Facebook. Interestingly, India is one of the countries where there is a lot of such accounts. Facebook has given information about this.
Facebook has said in its annual report, “In the fourth quarter of 2017, we had estimated that double accounts on Facebook are up to 10 percent of monthly active users around the world. We believe that the percentage of double accounts is higher than in developed markets like India, Indonesia, and the Philippines. ”
By 31 December 2017, there were approximately 2.13 billion users active on a monthly basis on this social networking site, which is 14 percent more than December 31, 2016. By 31st December 2016, the number of active users on a monthly basis was 1.86 billion, which included six percent or 11.4 crore double accounts.
Facebook’s report said that in the major sources of growth in 2017 compared to 2016, users of countries like India, Indonesia and Vietnam are included. The average number of Facebook users who were active on a daily basis increased by 14 percent, from 1.4 billion in December 2016 to 1.2 billion. The users who hold accounts other than their main accounts are called duplicate accounts.