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How To Spot Fake and Real Profiles on Facebook

6 February 2012 BY

Estimated reading time: 0 minutes, 33 seconds

The web is open and free. Which means everybody can be who they want. Or you might also say: anybody can create who they want. The web has many fake profiles. Something Google for example tries to prevent from happening at Google+ with their real name policy.

Whether that will work remains to be seen. In the mean time other social networks like Twitter and Facebook are filled with fake accounts. We’ve talked about how to recognize Twitter bots before. This time we look at Facebook and we get help from Barracudalabs who produced a great inforgraphic telling us what to look out for when trying to spot Facebook fake profiles.

via Barracudalabs

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Bas van den Beld is a speaker, trainer and online marketing strategist. Bas is the founder of Stateofdigital.com. -- You can hire Bas to speak, train or consult.