Facebook takes down 130 crore fake accounts in October-December last year

Facebook Inc said on Monday it took down 130 crore fake accounts between October and December last year.

The company also removed more than 120 lakh pieces of content about Covid-19 and vaccines that global health experts flagged as misinformation, it said in a blog post.

False claims and conspiracies about the coronavirus vaccines have proliferated on social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter during the pandemic.

Facebook’s disclosure of data on misinformation comes ahead of an inspection by the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce into how technology platforms including Facebook are tackling misinformation.