Instagram Purge - Instagram To Massively Delete Fake Accounts And Fake Likes

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You shouldn't be surprised seeing accounts with thousands of followers but no engagement on instagram. Some get massive comments and likes from fake accounts and Instagram is clamping down on these fake accounts.

Some people follow and then unfollow others — after they get a follow back — and through the use of third-party apps that promote inauthentic likes, follows and comments.

You may see Instagram follow accounts start to drop in the coming days, and this is why. According to a company blog post, Instagram is trying to do something about the use of third-party apps that ‘grammers use to help artificially grow their audience.







“Every day, people come to Instagram to have real experiences, including genuine interactions,” the company notes. “It is our responsibility to ensure these experiences aren’t disrupted by inauthentic activity. Starting today, we will begin removing inauthentic likes, follows and comments from accounts that use third-party apps to boost their popularity.

“We’ve built machine learning tools to help identify accounts that use these services and remove the inauthentic activity. This type of behavior is bad for the community, and third-party apps that generate inauthentic likes, follows and comments violate our Community Guidelines and Terms of Use.”



If you are using any of this services you shouldn't be scared of your account being deleted. Instagram will send you an in-app message alerting the you that they have removed inauthentic likes, follows and comments from your account. That user will also be asked to secure their account by changing their password.

There’s also a vague warning that accounts which continue to use third-party apps to grow their audience in this manner “may see their Instagram experience impacted.”

I'm not sure what Instagram means by  “users seeing their Instagram experience impacted” but I can guess it would be using Instagram Shadow ban which limits your engagement so much you hate your Instagram Account.

Facebook at large, of course, has been hampered by a slew of bad news lately, with the company’s ham-fisted response to inauthentic activity across its family of apps increasingly coming under scrutiny. Instagram, for its part, says it will be ramping up its efforts along these lines even more so than what it included in the announcement today.

Also from the company’s post: “Since the early days of Instagram, we have auto-detected and removed fake accounts to protect our community. Today’s update is just another step in keeping Instagram a vibrant community where people connect and share in authentic ways. We’ll have more updates in the coming weeks on additional measures we’re taking to tackle inauthentic activity on Instagram.”

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