Facebook Spam: Down 40%

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that “friend request spam” is down by 40%. Zuckerberg broke the news to a group of developers on Tuesday evening at an event at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

According to Forbes, in the past two months the Site Integration and Graph Team at Facebook had been focusing on the issue of friend spam to decrease the amount of unwanted requests among the user base. The spam has been an issue for a while now as more and more people are creating fake accounts and bombarding real users with requests. If what Mark Zuckerberg said is true then we should all be getting a reduced amount from now on.

Facebook have launched a new feature to the friend request system called “not now”. This gives the requested person more time to make their decision, as a result using the “not now” option neither accepts or rejects the requester. Previously the only options were “Confirm”, “Reject” or “Ignore”. If you enjoyed this article then you may be interested by the news that “Asia has become the fastest growing Facebook region“.

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