Instagram User Lost thousands of followers overnight?
Today, Instagram users are reporting to lost numbers of followers overnight. Many Influencers asked @ Instagram and asked what’s going on.
why did I just lose over half a million followers @instagram wyd sis
— James Charles (@jamescharles) February 13, 2019
Everyone’s losing their shit over Instagram followers being wiped and all I can think is this would be a mint Black Mirror. Delete everyone’s followers and make everyone unimportant again and the Insta thots with no previous work experience have to go and work in McDonald’s lol
— India Ward (@_indiaward) February 13, 2019
It appears that change is part of Instagram’s strategy to remove fake accounts from the platform.
Back in November Instagram posted a blog informing the users that the platform is limiting fake accounts and removing and accounts linked to apps offering followers or likes.
The Instagram blog said: “We’ve built machine learning tools to help identify accounts that use these services and remove the inauthentic activity.
If Instagram identified an account as potentially fake, it sent an in-app message asking them to secure their account.
And it seems that last night, accounts that hadn’t secured their account were removed. Instagram added: “Since the early days of Instagram, we have auto-detected and removed fake accounts to protect our community. This update is another step in keeping Instagram a vibrant community where people can connect with the people and things they love.”