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« on: August 04, 2012, 06:53:26 PM »

http://www.kvue.com/home/Are-you-fake-on-Facebook-83-million-accounts-targeted-to-be-deleted-164877026.html
83 million 'fake' Facebook accounts to be deleted
August 3, 2012

CNN) -- If you're using a fake name on your Facebook account, maintaining a personal profile for your beloved pet or have a second profile you use just for logging in to other sites, you have one of the 83.09 million fake accounts Facebook wants to disable.
In an updated regulatory filing released Wednesday, the social media company said that 8.7 percent of its 955 million monthly active users worldwide are actually duplicate or false accounts.
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Facebook disables any false accounts it finds, and while it wipes all the information associated with the name from public view, it doesn't delete the account from its servers "for safety and security" reasons. The disabled account goes into a sort of Facebook limbo, where the owner of the account can't get their hands on any of the content -- photos, posts, videos -- not even by requesting a copy of the data, according to Facebook.
If Facebook does shut down your account, it says you can't create a new one without permission from the company.
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012, 07:23:58 PM »

I'm not very happy about this.  Not sure how they are going to know.
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