Facebook has announced that it is probing reports of inauthentic accounts in the Philippines following complaints that a startling number of individuals found out that they had blank and duplicate accounts. 

The company has reassured the affected individuals that they are working to validate the authenticity of the reported fake accounts and will instantly remove them if they fail the platform’s authenticity checks.

We encourage people to report any accounts they believe may be inauthentic via our easy-to-use reporting tools,” Facebook said. 

The company has guaranteed that it invests millions of dollars and deploys advanced technology to identify and remove fake accounts from Facebook. Moreover, the company removed 1.7 billion fake accounts from Facebook globally in the first quarter of 2020 according to their latest Community Standards Enforcement Report.

Thanks to the use of sophisticated technology, we were able to proactively identify 99.7% of these accounts before anyone reported them to us.” 

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