New Facebook tool detects fake accounts

YAHOO: The social network developed a tool to spot impersonated accounts.

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The feature, currently available in 75% of countries, will notice if someone is using your photos and name, and then flag them up to the potential victim — allowing them to report them if necessary….Facebook’s global head of safety Antigone Davis told Mashable: “We heard feedback prior to the roundtables [on safety on Facebook] and also at the roundtables that this was a point of concern for women … And it’s a real point of concern for some women in certain regions of the world where it [impersonation] may have certain cultural or social ramifications.”

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