Instagram Kills Fake Accounts, Celebs Mad As Hell

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Today is a sad day for many teens and celebrities around the world.  Instagram, one of their favorite social networks, decided to kill all spambots which resulted in the loss of countless fake followers.  Naturally, celebrities got pretty upset by this action, to say the least.  They are actually infuriated and want their precious followers back, regardless of the fact that they weren’t real fans.

According to the Post, Kim Kardashian lost 1.3 devoted bots, Rihanna’s 1.2 artificial fans disappeared and Katy Perry saw the loss of 300,000 fake followers.  Even Oprah lost 100,000 bots on the social network.

Even though Instagram promised to delete millions of fake accounts earlier this week, celebrities were obviously taken by surprise by such a catastrophe.

Here’s Instagram’s official statement:

‘’We’re in the process of fixing an issue that incorrectly includes inactive or fake accounts in follower/following lists. We want to maintain the best possible experience on Instagram, so we do our best to remove spam, fake accounts and other people and posts that don’t follow our Community Guidelines. As we remove these accounts, some people may notice a decrease in their follower/following counts.

When we remove accounts from Instagram that don’t follow our Community Guidelines, you may see a decrease in your follower count. This shouldn’t affect engagement from authentic accounts that like and comment on your posts.’’

 

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