Instagram users are losing followers overnight and here’s why

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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.


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.

“This type of behavior is bad for the community, and third-party apps that generate inauthentic likes follows and comments violate our Community Guidelines and Terms of Use.”

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.”

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