One of the downsides to being a public company is that it’s harder to keep company secrets, secret. This week, a Facebook public filing revealed that 8.7% or approximately 83.09 million accounts are fake.
What does Facebook consider a fake or false account?
Though it’s not allowed, many people have more than one account. Some do this, not for defrauding purposes, but to keep parts of their lives separate. Many avid Facebook gamers create additional accounts so they can friend themselves inside games in order to get bonuses and advance the game. (A problem that would be solved if Facebook would stop forcing in-game friending.)
These are profiles that should be pages such as businesses, organizations, pets, or inanimate objects. (Ode to a Chair!)