By Marcus Leach

Social networking giants Facebook have strongly denied reports suggesting that they are losing users in the US and UK.

On the contrary Facebook has said it is pleased with its current growth, despite figures released by Inside Facebook suggesting they had, in May alone, lost six million users in the US and a further 100,000 in the UK.

Not normally one to be concerned with outside data and figures Facebook questioned at how these figures had been reached, especially given that other net data measurement firms claiming they had seen growth during the same period.

"From time to time, we see stories about Facebook losing users in some regions. Some of these reports use data extracted from our advertising tool, which provides broad estimates on the reach of Facebook ads and isn't designed to be a source for tracking the overall growth of Facebook," the firm said in a statement.

"We are very pleased with our growth and with the way people are engaged with Facebook. More than 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day."

Inside Facebook's figures also claim that 1.5 million Canadian users left the social network in May, but concluded that overall Facebook was still growing - the total users according to the net data company has reached 687 million.

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