Facebook Banning 83 Million Users!!!!!

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Facebook will be banning 83 million users. LINK

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  • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
    This is good news for those that are using facebook ads

    Fake accounts and users have been the main reason a lot of huge advertisers have been pulling out of facebook ads

    This is a smart move on Facebook's part now that they've gone public they need to protect their stock as much as they can

    I'm assuming the only reason they're finally taking initiative is they're trying to draw people back into facebook ads I guess we'll see how it works for them

    Sorry if this was redundant couldn't quite find a way to say it
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    • Profile picture of the author Vine Whip
      Originally Posted by sovereignn View Post

      This is good news for those that are using facebook ads

      Fake accounts and users have been the main reason a lot of huge advertisers have been pulling out of facebook ads

      This is a smart move on Facebook's part now that they've gone public they need to protect their stock as much as they can

      I'm assuming the only reason they're finally taking initiative is they're trying to draw people back into facebook ads I guess we'll see how it works for them

      Sorry if this was redundant couldn't quite find a way to say it
      Is that so? Can you delve more on this?

      I'm a little sad because I'm friends with a lot of fake users on FB. They're all funny people, troll groups I call them.

      I hope this doesn't hurt all the Fiverr accounts, because that will make it harder to buy Likes and Comments on Fb

      Originally Posted by Mark Alan View Post

      Honestly how do they tell the fake accounts from the real ones? I know some of them are rather obvious, but a lot of them are rather elaborate.
      True. Usually they will test you to see if you're legit. Main way to do this is Friend Identify. Really tricky, you need to Identify about 8 people's photos before you login in. Facebook makes you do this if you're suspected of being fake. You fail, then they ban your account. I had a fake account going for a while, they did this to me and terminated that account.


      A scary thing is though, they did this to my real account! I went down to San Diego for vacation (I live in L.A) and when I logged onto Facebook from the hotel computer, they pulled that Friend Identify crap on me. Of course I passed, but it made me mad I couldn't log in just because I was using FB from somewhere else. I was scared also because I've got about 1000 friends on FB, I try to add more everyday to promote my sites.


      So I think the accounts getting terminated are the ones with 2000+ friends. Good riddance to them I say
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      • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
        Good move on FB's part. The advertisers and their business partners deserve this.

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        Originally Posted by Vine Whip View Post

        True. Usually they will test you to see if you're legit. Main way to do this is Friend Identify. Really tricky, you need to Identify about 8 people's photos before you login in. Facebook makes you do this if you're suspected of being fake. You fail, then they ban your account. I had a fake account going for a while, they did this to me and terminated that account.


        A scary thing is though, they did this to my real account! I went down to San Diego for vacation (I live in L.A) and when I logged onto Facebook from the hotel computer, they pulled that Friend Identify crap on me. Of course I passed, but it made me mad I couldn't log in just because I was using FB from somewhere else. I was scared also because I've got about 1000 friends on FB, I try to add more everyday to promote my sites.

        Same thing happened to me when I was at a hotel in another state. However, I don't think they ban you if you fail. I know this because I failed. My acct is a totally personal acct... but when the pics came up, I just couldn't tell one old high school classmate's baby from another. :rolleyes:

        So, I couldn't log on from this other location. But once I got back home using my regular IP address, no problem. It was all just a security measure to make sure my acct hadn't been hacked. I was ok with that.

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    • Profile picture of the author minisitetycoon
      Originally Posted by sovereignn View Post

      This is good news for those that are using facebook ads

      Fake accounts and users have been the main reason a lot of huge advertisers have been pulling out of facebook ads

      This is a smart move on Facebook's part now that they've gone public they need to protect their stock as much as they can

      I'm assuming the only reason they're finally taking initiative is they're trying to draw people back into facebook ads I guess we'll see how it works for them

      Sorry if this was redundant couldn't quite find a way to say it
      No, that was well put.. It's true though, Facebook ads used to be a highly talked about subject with lots of ebooks and videos about it, up until lately.

      I am not saying the 83 million fakes are the reason, but sounds like this new move by FB can ignite new spark into their paid ads again. That's great for real people and real online marketers like us.
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  • Profile picture of the author scrofford
    I think it's a good thing. FB TOS is clear about only having one account. I think that a lot of the duplicate and false accounts are just dead weight to them and FB should clean them out.
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  • Profile picture of the author shohansoft
    Sure its good news for everybody .Lost people do scam with fake id
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    • Profile picture of the author Be Brain
      God bye for the facebook fake ID then


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  • Profile picture of the author grabdavid
    i am sure FB do this regularly but not this many at once. I guess these accounts are wrecking the user experience of others from spamming. Google ban thousands of sites everyday.
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  • Profile picture of the author freebuys
    I think its one of the best news for facebook .The popularity of facebook increasing day by day.But most of those people suffering and scared of fake account.So,its very good news that banning all of them.Fake users and their actions have fb and its investor very concerned about the future of its great model .After removing this problems it will be very easy to do work in marketing .I hope .
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    I will miss the Russian girls with one picture.....
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  • Profile picture of the author redielan
    plus 1 for facebook
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Not really - just banning 83 million fake/duplicate/multiple accounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    They are not banning 83 Million users. They are banning 83 Million fake accounts. A person using Facebook for the purpose it was originally designed needs only one account.
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  • Profile picture of the author eugenedm
    Banning 83 million fake Facebook accounts, doesn't seem to be a bad idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Alan
    Honestly how do they tell the fake accounts from the real ones? I know some of them are rather obvious, but a lot of them are rather elaborate.
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    • Profile picture of the author latestnewsheadline
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      Originally Posted by Mark Alan View Post

      Honestly how do they tell the fake accounts from the real ones? I know some of them are rather obvious, but a lot of them are rather elaborate.
      Good question!
      For sure will be deleted, some millions real people accounts... collateral loss..
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  • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
    ? Now they just need to delete the 1 gazillion fake face book likes that have been purchased and it would be half way cleaned up.

    Meanwhile until that happens you can keep buying them, so while one end is whistling Dixie and we are coming clean the other end is still pumping ships.
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    I wonder when the Warrior Forum will follow suit
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    Its totally a smart move to protect the advertisers
    by flashing the news the people will think that they have taken a good step and we should invest more
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankMiller
    It will be interesting if Facebook will actually be able to pull off getting rid of these accounts. Sounds more like a PR move to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author richardfranklin
    If facebook is going to ban some users, there must be a criteria according to which it will take decision whom to allow or not allow to use it. I think it will ban those accounts which have been create for the sole purpose of faking. There is no need to worry who are using it for genuine purpose that means for socializing themselves.
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      • Profile picture of the author omgcats
        Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

        They were pretty clear in the article about this - 45.8 million are duplicate accounts that will be terminated.
        Facebook is not deleting these accounts. The simple reason is that they don't know which accounts they are. The article says that they manually reviewed a small subset of accounts and determined what percent were fake and used this to estimate how many total accounts were fake. It doesn't sound like they have a system in place for identifying all 45.8 million. Facebook will delete fake accounts when they find them, but they aren't yet going out looking for accounts to delete. And they won't until they have a system that's highly accurate because accidentally deleting good accounts is sure to piss people off. They just wanted to report on how many they think are fake.
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  • I'm also curious if this will affect those who use Facebook on the same computer. I've had family members and friends log in to their accounts on the same IP address. I wonder if this matters much?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ed Micah
    I don't think they're banning users, but spam/fake accounts which other than personal ones. And I think that's a smart move to clean out all the rubbish ads and all those.
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  • Profile picture of the author therichb
    FB becoming more Real LOL

    Good Question, how do they find the difference between real users & fake ones, will they email or contact 83 million at once ?

    Good thing to see: Fake will go, real business people will stay, no social networking anymore, only business with Facebook

    Bad Thing: Fake People Trolled, their journey is ending ...
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  • Profile picture of the author vCr8
    83M fake accounts I think it will affect IM for Facebook in terms like buying FB likes will be more expensive lol. On a serious note, I think this is a step to protect "real users" from spams, and hackers or other reasons why people don't use their real accounts to deal with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    Definitely very very good job.
    Thanks a lot Facebook for your good decision.

    We will going to free from fake ID ,an illegal suffering.

    Congratulation all Facebook admin once again .
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  • Profile picture of the author bartm
    It's a great decision. But how are they gonna check it anyway?

    Many of the big companies do it: Google also constantly removes spam sites from their search results.

    Facebook is just a bit late with doing it. Maybe to increase it's share price by showing how many members they have? It didn't help.
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    Indeed, that's a very good decision of Facebook. Enough of those fake accounts. The ones who will complain a lot on this move are those who operate Social Media services based on fake accounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    No need to worry if you don't have any fake account. It's a good move, at least we can minimize the spam...
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  • Profile picture of the author Kragsig
    This is a great action by facebook. Who want's to be friend with someones pet? Give me a break! Didn't knew it was so "normal" with fake profiles..
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  • Profile picture of the author albert1850
    This is really good news for Facebook, a lot of fake accounts are flying around Facebook and it's about time that they should clean those fake accounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    Well I only have one account and use Pages to promote everything, so this really doesn't have an effect on me. That said, you really don't need two Facebook accounts. You really don't. Facebook profiles aren't like email addresses.

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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    Someone could have a very good reason to be using a fake name on Facebook. And everything else about that account would be very real, and all the demographics would sync up and the ads would be targeted. What's in a name?

    Who cares if someone uses a fake name? They could have a perfectly good reason and I think it's great to get rid of fake accounts that are just there to give fake likes and other spam but to get rid of perfectly legit accounts that people want to use to "hang out" online with their 50 closest friends and not have to deal with getting friend requests from stalkers or other people they don't want to talk to would be going a bit overboard, in my opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author Stephen Crooks
      It will be interesting to see how Facebook actually conduct this culling without taking out a lot of genuine accounts as well. They must be either manually going through all these fake accounts or are not that bothered about the genuine accounts that will get destroyed.
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    • Originally Posted by J Bold View Post

      Who cares if someone uses a fake name?
      Facebook cares. It does FB no good to monitor your activity and mine the data to sell to other companies if the profile isn't a real identifiable person. FB data is only really useful if it's linked to other existing information about you.

      I expect to see FB user verification get tougher, something along the lines of PayPal. Someday you may have to provide a bank account or credit card number to be able to access your FB profile.

      No one seems to understand what business Facebook is really in. Hint: It isn't social media.

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      • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
        Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

        I expect to see FB user verification get tougher, something along the lines of PayPal. Someday you may have to provide a bank account or credit card number to be able to access your FB profile.
        This will not happen. FB is based on ease of access and getting as many people to join as possible and to interact through the service.

        Frankly, I don't think FB cares one whit about most fake accounts, such as pets and duplicates. Having pet accounts is an endearing feature to many members.

        FB does care about its stock price and potential investor lawsuits claiming company value was based on representations FB has 940 million or so members, when in fact the number is at least 83 million less.

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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    What criteria is a fake account in FB? And how FB find the fake accounts in FB?
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    • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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      Originally Posted by himanuzo View Post

      how FB find the fake accounts in FB?
      IMHO, it's for Facebook to know and it's for us to find out. Of course, FB guys do have their own systems that keep track of that.
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    8.7%? I'd say it's a lot higher than that. I know a fair bit about online fraud and I can tell you that there are whole networks of fake people on there.
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  • Profile picture of the author geek12
    Facebook cares about its reputation.
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  • Profile picture of the author brentb
    Well sucks for me, since everyone and their uncle is on Facebook I have an official "Work/networking" account similar to what you would find on Linked In and a second private account with many inappropriate things that is only for my closest friends.

    Thanks Facebook Again! Like Timeline wasn't enough!
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    • Profile picture of the author gordongecko
      Originally Posted by brentb View Post

      Well sucks for me, since everyone and their uncle is on Facebook I have an official "Work/networking" account similar to what you would find on Linked In and a second private account with many inappropriate things that is only for my closest friends.

      Thanks Facebook Again! Like Timeline wasn't enough!
      Me too. I have several Fake accounts. Do you really want your clients to see how you have good times with a couple of friends? Didn't think so.

      I also have one with a pretty Russian girl pic (this was experimental, not used for a long time, once in a while I log into that account and it has a gazillion friend requests - all guys :-P

      Facebook is an idiotic concept anyway.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricky Tango
      Originally Posted by brentb View Post

      Well sucks for me, since everyone and their uncle is on Facebook I have an official "Work/networking" account similar to what you would find on Linked In and a second private account with many inappropriate things that is only for my closest friends.

      Thanks Facebook Again! Like Timeline wasn't enough!
      Hey Brentb,
      I am also wondering if you have one FB account for personal and then a separate one for business, is that permissible?
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      • Profile picture of the author chrisonbd
        Originally Posted by Ricky Tango View Post

        Hey Brentb,
        I am also wondering if you have one FB account for personal and then a separate one for business, is that permissible?
        As it says in the article, Facebook only officially allows your business to be a "page" that people can "like" etc.. They don't want you to create a normal account for that.

        I haven't been bothered much by false accounts in my experience of FB, but I have been annoyed by those "popular pages" that post random photos and beg for LIKES, ending up with about 15,000 from all the monkeys that just do what they ask.

        hit LIKE if you remember this..
        hit LIKE if you think its cute..
        hit LIKE if you feel sad...etc etc

        its pathetic
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Great ... fake accounts are just so fake. I know a lot of IMers feel a sense of self-entitlement to spam every web property on the Internet, but glad to see them taking action, as most web properties eventually do.
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    • Profile picture of the author LivelySupport
      I'm wondering how facebook will find out the 83 million fake ids.
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    Great. They want real people. Like any smart business should.
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    • Profile picture of the author Haroon Ballim
      Its a good thing that Facebook haven't hired you to trace the fake accounts . Good For Facebook that is.

      Originally Posted by swexpert12 View Post

      i guess most of them will be indian accounts that local seo agencies use for selling facebook likes services
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  • Profile picture of the author mosthost
    They must be working on this because I lost about 3% of my Likes on a fan page.
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  • Profile picture of the author prismkuet
    It will be a good move. fake accounts are always disgusting and should be eliminated.
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  • Profile picture of the author hostingandposting
    no implications - they were all fake accounts.
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    The article said nothing about facebook banning 83 Million accounts. Where did you get this information?

    Facebook has stated they estmate there are 83 Million 'fake' accounts. They have said nothing about deleting them all.

    In fact, the article states that Facebook estimates that only 1.5% or 14.3 Million are "undesireable".

    Facebook disables "any false account it finds". That is their standard practice.

    Nowhere have they said they will be wholesale wiping out 83 Million accounts.

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    Its for the best, i dont know how twitter keeps going when its 80% bots.
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  • Profile picture of the author wlasikiewicz
    Originally Posted by Calamaroo View Post

    Facebook will be banning 83 million users. LINK

    What are the internet marketing implications of this?
    Facebook are only banning that many accounts because they are all fake accounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author wlasikiewicz
    Facebook runs on their advertisers $, so if there advertisers dont wanna use facebook then facebook will slowly go away and the biggest social network in history will be no more.
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  • Profile picture of the author theBUSINESS
    lol there's probably more than that.
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  • Profile picture of the author bloggerd
    I think its about time they did clean up all the fake profiles
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  • Profile picture of the author Joey Babbs
    Originally Posted by Calamaroo View Post

    Facebook will be banning 83 million users. LINK

    What are the internet marketing implications of this?
    There will be no visible implications in my opinion....
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    • Profile picture of the author searchnsite
      I was expecting this to happen much sooner...Good to see that they are finally moving on this.
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    fake names are dangerous.
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  • Profile picture of the author SamAlnawar
    It is like a storm in the world of IM.....but never mind IMers finds an alternative......
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    oops. sad news for fiverr Facebook likes sellers,
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  • Thank god! There are so many spam accounts on Facebook, 83 million is just the tip of the iceberg. So many VA's now just have 2 or 3 or more accounts on Facebook just to spam links and spam friend requests. It's gotten out of hand and I'm glad Facebook is doing something about it.

    Will it change IM? Not if you're a serious internet marketer who understands that spam is not a long-term business strategy.
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    it is good news, i like the idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author cjreynolds
      Sorry - if you have to violate a website's TOS to make money, you're not a businessman, you're a parasite.
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  • Profile picture of the author interactivex
    I have a duplicate account, but don't even know the login to the duplicate? Hopefully both accounts won't be banned
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  • Profile picture of the author J50
    Define fake? I have a personal and a business one. I was advised when doing Facebook ads you should do it from a second account, away from personal activity. As someone who likes to keep his personal and professional life separate, it only made logical sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author bamstk090
    how they know the fake account?
    how about bussines, pet account will this kind account get banned too
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    This is great news. Money must be made the old fashioned way--ETHICALLY
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