Instagram removes inauthentic likes, comments to fight automated bots

Instagram Is Purging Fake Followers Obtained Through Third-Party Apps

Not all of those come from real people, however, and Instagram has had enough with users' shenanigans and is putting an end to it, a recent blog post informs us. The site states it's their "responsibility to ensure these experiences aren't disrupted by inauthentic activity". Dozens of companies openly advertise apps and services promising to let Instagram users quickly boost followers and likes, including Skweezer, Incentafan, Mr. Insta, Boostgram, and Turbo Like for Instagram.

You are likely to lose followers and likes on your Instagram account, after the Facebook owned photo-sharing platform announced plans to boot fake followers, likes, and comments.

"Ads are also subject to our Community Standards, which prohibit spammy activity like collecting likes, followers, etc. - so you are correct that ads promoting these services violate our policies".

As of Monday, November 19, fake followers obtained through third-party applications will be removed from Instagram.

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'Today's update is just another step in keeping Instagram a vibrant community where people connect and share in authentic ways. In other words, users who've built up their following using third-party apps to boost their popularity via likes, follows, and comments, will soon start to have their profile stripped of fakery. Even if you werent aware that a third-party app still had access to your Instagram account, youll still be notified to change your password.

Of course, accounts that continue to artificially inflate their popularity after being warned "may see their Instagram experience impacted", which certainly makes it sound like suspensions or bans will be handed out to repeat offenders.

Influencer wannabes might be able to portray an inauthentic version of their lives, but Instagram announced that they won't be able to buy inauthentic engagement anymore.

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