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Instagram purges fake followers and threatens to take action against users

Instagram purges fake followers and threatens to take action against users

It should come as a surprise to absolutely no one that some Instagram users get massive followings on the Facebook-owned service through the use of trickery that includes everything from following and then unfollowing others — after they got a follow back — and through the use of third-party apps that promote inauthentic likes, follows and comments.

You may see Instagram follow accounts start to drop in the coming days, and this is why. According to a company blog post, Instagram is trying to do something about the use of third-party apps that ‘grammers use to help artificially grow their audience.