Facebook takes down about 1.3 billion fake accounts from Oct to Dec

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California (Web Desk): Facebook says the company had taken down at least 1.3 billion fake accounts between October to December last year.

The company also removed more than 12 million pieces of content about COVID-19 and vaccines that global health experts flagged as misinformation, it said in a blog post. It further said that over 35,000 people were working on tackling misinformation on its platform.

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