10 Pages That Suffered The Most From Facebook’s Fake ‘Like’ Removal


Lady Gaga lost a bunch of fans on Facebook

Facebook’s decision to remove fake likes from brand pages earlier this week in an attempt to improve the social network’s integrity was not without collateral damage.

FanPageList analyzed the losses, finding that seven celebrities and three games suffered most form the purge. Lady Gaga’s page lost 65,505 fans between Tuesday and Thursday, followed by Rihanna, Shakira, and Justin Bieber.

Game pages that lost fans were Texas Holdem, CityVille and Mafia Wars, with Texas Holdem losing nearly 200,000 fans, marking the biggest decline, followed by CityVille which lost 72,631 fans.

Overall, brand ages only lost 1% of their total fans on average, just like Facebook originally predicted.

Here’s the top-ten list of brands that suffered from the Facebook fake fan purge, in descending order:

1. Texas Holdem Poker: -198,344 fans (-0.30%)

2. CityVille: -72,631 fans (-0.29%)

3. Lady Gaga: -65,505 fans (-0.12%)

4. Rihanna: -49,861 fans (-0.08%)

5. Shakira: -48,359 fans (-0.09%)

6. AKON: -47,937 fans (-0.11%)

7. Justin Bieber: -45,274 fans (-0.10%)

8. Mafia Wars: -39,708 fans (-0.21%)

9. Michael Jackson: -36,751 fans (-0.07%)

10. Enrique Iglesias: -35,271 fans (-0.12)


Dusten Carlson
Dusten has written for web and print and currently spends his time working on his upcoming graphic novel. He is also almost 30 and still has all of his hair.

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