Facebook wages war on dummy accounts in an effort to curb fake news


As someone who uses a dummy account to avoid annoying acquaintances and cringy exchanges with the fam, I know that Facebook’s problem with fake accounts is real – but now the social media giant is taking action to protect the integrity of its platform. In a note posted yesterday, the company announced it’s introducing a slew of improvements to its security and integrity systems to make it easier to monitor for suspicious accounts as well as curb the spread of misinformation. “We’ve found that when people represent themselves on Facebook the same way they do in real life, they act…

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