There Are a Lot of People on the Internet, But How Many Are Fake?
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There are a lot of people on the Internet who are, well, not people at all. For various reasons, there are a tremendous amount of fake Internet users out there. Facebook knows this, as it just recently did a giant purge, lowering likes of pages across the service Facebook Likes Update: Everything You Need To Know Facebook Likes Update: Everything You Need To Know Did you just notice a big change in your page's follower count? That's not a bug—it's a feature. Here's what that means for your page. Read More as it removed fake (and inactive) accounts.

Of all the people using the Internet, how many are not people at all? The infographic below attempts to figure it out. It’s quite fascinating to see just how many fake users are browsing the Internet.

Via Ghost Proxies

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  1. Sam
    April 10, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Did facebook exist in 2002?!

  2. DonGateley
    April 8, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    This is a very troubling topic. Anyone who uses their life identity as their internet identity is absolutely foolish for so many obvious and important reasons that I wonder why it is even discussed. For the simplest, my real name leads trivially to my real location. Is it not absolutely obvious why I wouldn't want that to be easy to ascertain on a medium with as many crazies and fraudsters as the interne hosts? I speak from terrifying experience.

    Facebook's efforts to stem this are simply terrifying. No one should knuckle under to their heavy hand. If they try to force your hand, leave them well behind. Nothing about them is worth the real life dangers and liabilities they are attempting to impose.

  3. Carmen Sandiago
    April 8, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Can't don't think he's real LOL