Facebook has 50 Million Duplicate Accounts Globally

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In India, about 71 million users have the Facebook account. But, the fact is that 50 million “duplicate” accounts are there as well for this hugely popular site. Apart from this, there are 22 million of unwanted accounts are there for Facebook. We want to mention that according to Facebook, a duplicate account is divided in to two categories. First one is undesired account, which is the secondary account of the user apart from his/her principal account those violate the conditions of the site and the other one is misclassified account that the user use to represent the non human entity like business organizations.

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Facebook added on this context is that the statistics of the duplicate accounts are high on the developed markets like the U.S. and Australia. On the other hand, these numbers are high at the developing markets like Turkey and Indonesia. Though the company has admitted that the numbers for the duplicate account may not be accurate, but they are in continuous process of enhancing their ability for pointing out the duplicate accounts. Additionally, they have mentioned that these numbers may possibly also change as they are adapting latest methodologies for this job. Reportedly, the users in the developing countries like Brazil, India and Indonesia represented prime sources of growth in fiscal 2012 relative to the previous years. Talking more on it says that they had 67 million monthly active users in Brazil as of December 31st, 2012, which is an increment of 81 percent in comparison to December 31st, 2011.

In case of India they have received an increase of 54 percent which has reached at 71 million as we have mentioned earlier. Facebook says that the “duplicate” accounts may have accounted about 5% of their global monthly active users as of December 31st, 2012. Talking about the U.S, this website had 174 million monthly active users in the United States as of December 31st, 2012. This is an increase of 8% in comparison to the same period in previous year.