Facebook closes 0.9m fake accounts in Bangladesh

Dhaka,  Wed,  23 August 2017
Published : 17 Apr 2017, 18:19:36

Facebook closes 0.9m fake accounts in Bangladesh

Facebook closes 0.9m fake accounts in Bangladesh
Facebook suspended at least 0.9 million fake accounts from Bangladesh in the last three days. 

Facebook took such a measure after the Bangladesh government requested for it.

There are at least 30 million Facebook users are active in the country, a source from the Bangladesh government said. 

The government found that at least three per cent of these accounts are fake, according to a report published in indiatoday.intoday.in

The government fears those behind the fake Facebook accounts are associated with militants and involve in provocative activities against the government. 

Complaints were filed by the government against the fake Facebook accounts and asked the social media giant to act up on it.

Facebook published a notification saying they are shutting down fake accounts due to security concerns and claimed that Bangladesh tops the list of countries that have maximum number of fake accounts.
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