Six months after fighting “Fake Accounts,” Facebook finally announced that it has put an end to its spam operation. Earlier this week, the social media giant has already banned 30,000 profiles, most of which are often used to spread low-quality content and inauthentic likes.
According to a blog post, these ‘inauthentic likes’ came from accounts in “Bangladesh, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and a number of other countries.” Those fake accounts would appear, like a few pages, spam them, and then went down silent. Lots of proxies and other means were taken, meaning that there was a lack of proper administration to take care of these fake accounts.
“As we remove the rest of the inauthentic likes, we expect that 99% of impacted Pages with more than 10,000 likes will see a drop of less than 3%. None of these likes were the result of paid ads from the affected Pages,” said Shabnam Shaik, a program manager on the company’s Protect and Care Team.
Previously, the internet titan had announced that strides had been taken for the spam operation. The company had hoped that it would detect fake accounts, helping it to find out and shut down inauthentic users quickly in the future.