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Instagram is Now Cracking Down on Fake Followers and Likes

This is an unwelcoming news for those that have been buying fake followers, likes, comments or illegally means of boosting their follower base on Instagram as the Facebook-owned company is about to tidy up this.

In a new blog post, Instagram says that it wishes for its users to have “real experiences and genuine interactions” and inauthentic activity like third party apps that artificially grow engagement isn’t part of that experience.

Accounts we identify using these services will receive an in-app message alerting them that we have removed the inauthentic likes, follows and comments given by their account to others. We will also ask them to secure their account by changing their password.

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.

So if you are one them, keep an eye on your Instagram accounts to see if your followers will be wiped out.

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