Instagram declares war on fake likes

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Instagram Instagram inauthentic content Instagram Community Guidelines inauthentic likes on Instagram new Instagram tools Terms of Service on Instagram nanoinfluencers Instagram blog Instagram news

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.

Now Instagram has vowed to stop fakers from artificially boosting their own popularity by buying phoney followers and using dodgy apps to make it look like they have a huge audience. "It is our responsibility to ensure these experiences aren't disrupted by inauthentic activity", the blog post read. 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. The social media platform is fighting against illegitimate followers, comments and likes from third-party services by removing them completely. 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.

Instagram is using self-improving software programs to help identify accounts that use such apps and purge products of inauthentic activity, which violates terms of service at the service.




With #FakeNews as a headlining topic due to Trump comments, social media has been filled with non-credible misinformation, and Instagram wants to avoid further issues. If you've noticed any sudden drop in follower count or activity this week, this new campaign is probably why. If they don't heed Instagram's warning, users could experience other consequences. "Change your password to stop them from accessing your account".

Since the early days of Instagram, we have auto-detected and removed fake accounts to protect our community.

With the update, Instagram warns that users who have shared their account details with third-party apps should reset their password to help with the same.

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