Instagram cracks down on fake followers

The platform is removing ‘inauthentic’ fans and post engagement, warning users that use third-party tools to inflate profile statistics.

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The days of purchasing followers, likes and comments on Instagram are coming to an end.

On Monday, the platform announced that it is removing fake followers and interactions from users who employ the aid of third-party apps to boost their popularity.

Fortune reported:

Instagram will begin its crackdown by messaging users who may have “unknowingly” shared their login information with a third-party device to change their password. If they don’t heed Instagram’s warning, users could experience other consequences.

An Instagram spokesperson told TechCrunch that users who continue trying to use third-party apps “may see their Instagram experience impacted… [Instagram] may limit access to certain features, for example.”

Instagram wrote in a company blog post:

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