Significant Digits For Friday, May 24, 2019

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2.2 billion fake accounts

If I had a nickel for every fake account that Facebook said it removed during the first quarter of this year, I’d have a cool $110 million. The company said it removed 2.2 billion such accounts, a record. The company also said it deleted 1.5 million posts “promoting or engaging in drug and firearm sales.” [Bloomberg]

5-year ban

A five-year ban on elephant hunting in...

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