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Majority of Ashley Madison’s women ‘were fake’

A finding by tech blog Gizmodo says that almost none of the women ever used the site

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After hackers released the information of millions of Ashley Madison users last week, Gizmodo concluded that based on the leaked data, that most of the “female” accounts were fake.

The official numbers from the site showed that 31 million of the accounts belonged to men while five million supposedly were linked to females.

It turns out, based on the landscape of Ashley Madison that 10,000 accounts were created with the Ashleymadison.com email, implying that they were test subscriptions. Nine thousand of those 10,000 belonged to women, while the remaining numbers were either categorized as male or no gender specified, according to popular design and technology blog Gizmodo.

The Gizmodo's editor in chief wrote: "What I discovered was that the world of Ashley Madison was a far more dystopian place than anyone had realized. This isn’t a debauched wonderland of men cheating on their wives."

The tech editor continued: "It isn’t even a sadscape of 31 million men competing to attract those 5.5 million women in the database. Instead, it’s like a science fictional future where every woman on Earth is dead, and some Dilbert-like engineer has replaced them with badly-designed robots... When you look at the evidence, it’s hard to deny that the overwhelming majority of men using Ashley Madison weren’t having affairs. They were paying for a fantasy."

The surprising findings comes days after data revealed that Saudis, followed by Moroccans, are the Arab world’s biggest cheaters. (READ MORE)