If you’ve used Facebook for any amount of time, you know that fake profiles are a dime a dozen on the platform. That has led some users to take it upon themselves to report these fraudulent users to Facebook. However, one user who does this every day says he hasn’t seen Facebook remove a single profile he has reported.
As an example of how egregious these fake accounts can be, the user wrote a blog post about a account named “Lucy Audrey” touting digital marketing services. However, the account publicly says it’s based in Faisalabad, Pakistan — an obvious fake that Facebook should easily be able to detect and remove. That’s why the user ultimately believes Facebook is prioritizing profits over the safety and usability of the site.
“The evidence is clear: countless fake profiles roam free on Facebook, and the platform’s disregard for these transgressions is nothing short of a slap in the face. It’s a betrayal of user trust, and it’s high time for Facebook to rectify this glaring issue,” the frustrated user wrote. “It’s also clear that Mr. Zuckerberg couldn’t care less about the safety of Facebook’s users. As long as the cash keeps rolling in and stocks remain high, it appears that this social media platform will continue to fling the floodgates wide open for scammers and fake profile parasites.”
It’s unclear why exactly fake profiles can proliferate so easily on Facebook. However, it’s clear the company could be doing a better job to fight back against them.
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