Fake profiles continue to be a problem on Facebook, despite the social network’s efforts to wipe them out. Free application FB Checker offers users a quick way to help determine the authenticity of profiles by examining their photos.
The app has its limitations, as it only analyzes photos, and users must have access to the photos of the accounts in question. It works by searching the Web for duplicates of the chosen photos, and warning users if those photos are discovered in multiple places.
The release of FB Checker comes about one year too late for Chick-Fil-A, which allegedly used a stock image to create a fictional Facebook profile under the name Abby Farle to defend the restaurant chain on its page.