In comparison to Facebook’s huge network of users around the world, the 10% figure is quite small but is still equal to approximate 207 million duplicate accounts, which is apart from its 60-million policy-breaching fake accounts.

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in the earnings release that “We’re serious about preventing abuse on our platforms. We’re investing so much in security that it will impact our profitability. Protecting our community is more important than maximizing our profits.”

As the user base for Facebook increases, the problem of fake or duplicate accounts are likely to increase. However, the company has been trying to address the issue.