Fake Facebook Accounts

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If your pet has a Facebook account, then it’s one of 83-million accounts that Facebook considers “fake” and wants to disable.

That comes to about 8% of the 955 million active users worldwide.

The 83-million accounts are a mixture of innocent, and malicious, and Facebook has divvied them up into three categories: duplicate accounts, misclassified accounts and “undesirable” accounts.

According to the network’s terms of service, users are not allowed to have more than one Facebook personal account, or make accounts on behalf of other people

Facebook disables any false accounts it finds.

And while Facebook will wipe all the information associated with a false account from public view, it doesn’t delete the account from its servers, citing “safety and security” reasons.

If Facebook does shut down your account, it says you can’t create a new one without the company’s permission.

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