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Facebook Users Becoming more Privacy Aware, Study Finds

A new study has highlighted how Facebook users are increasingly taking a pro-active role in managing their privacy much more effectively on the popular social media site.

The study conducted by Pew Research claims that approximately 63 per cent of users on the site have deleted someone from their friend list, as compared to only 54 per cent that took similar actions in 2009.

Apart from that, the study also found that users are increasingly becoming more vigilant when it comes to checking the content posted by others on their profiles. According to the analysts at the market research firm, almost 44 per cent of Facebook users deleted comments made by their friends on their profiles in 2011, up from 36 per cent two years back in 2009.

In addition, 37 per cent of the user "untagged" their names from images that they found to be inappropriate or derogatory. The figure was 7 per cent higher than where it stood during 2009.

"Social media users who are college graduates are significantly more likely than those with lower levels of education to say that they experience some difficulty in managing the privacy controls on their profiles," the Pew report claimed.