Facebook Fake Likes Are Dropping ? - Know The Reason

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  1. RA-ONE

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    On Wednesday, the social network started weeding out bogus Likes caused by compromised accounts, deceived users, malware or purchased bulk Likes, it confirmed to TechCrunch.

    Less than 1% of Likes on a page would be removed, ?providing they and their affiliates have been abiding by our terms,? Facebook said in a blog post.

    The percentage is consistent with data provided by PageData, an independent Facebook Page tracking service.

    Among Pages with the most total Likes, Texas HoldEm Poker saw a loss of more than 96,000 Likes in the past day, according to the service. That clocks in around 0.15% of its 65.3 million total Likes.

    Other top offenders included singers Rihanna who lost 28,000 Likes, Shakira who shed 26,000 and Lady Gaga who dropped 34,000.

    Zynga?s Farmville game was another big loser with 45,000 Likes gone.

    Facebook previously said it had ?dedicated protections? against threats that result in fake Likes, but emphasized that these improved systems to safeguard the network?s integrity ?have been specially configured to identify and take action against suspicious Likes.?

    ?Users will continue to connect to the Pages and Profiles they authentically want to subscribe to, and Pages will have a more accurate measurement of fan count and demographics,? Facebook wrote in its August post. ?This improvement will allow Pages to produce ever more relevant and interesting content, and brands will see an increase in true engagement around their content.?
    Facebook did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
     
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  2. ugjunk

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    On a serious note, I think that's very good that most of the crappy fake likes would be removed.
     
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  3. powpew

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    Yeah, happening on all my pages .. tired of this crap.
     
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  4. xiMe33

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    Pls change the text colour
     
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    Yes i lost fans 100 a day ...


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    ye that's because facebook banned those accounts whick liked your page
     
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    Saw this effect on a few of my properties also. Luckily 90 % of my fans are real, I just used some fake to kickstart my campaign. Still it's worrying that they are getting rather good at this.
     
  8. siddy.chugh

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    Saw news on BBC uk that Facebook removing Fake likes on pages and deleting fake profiles these days very much, so i recommend u to add all ur pages on profiles which are verified, if ur pages are on fake profile they might also get deleted with ur fake profiles :)
     
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    Sorry for the crappy post.. for some reason I cannot save once I go back to edit my posts... ? weird.. anyway yeah.. they are deleting loads of fake profiles apparently
     
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