This is why you might lose your Instagram followers TODAY
21 November 2018, 11:34 | Updated: 21 November 2018, 11:52
Kiss goodbye to Insta fame.
Instagram announced it will be culling "inauthentic" likes, follows and comments from accounts that use third-party apps to boost their numbers within the next few days. Basically, if you bought your followers, you're going to need to ask for a refund.
Instagram is basically a popularity contest now and influencers can even turn the platform into a major money-making business. I mean, Kylie Jenner reportedly makes $1 million per sponsored post. Yep, just ONE. So mere mortals have been turning to services that offer bots that leave comments and like posts on real Instagram accounts, often for a little $$$.
The move is meant to stop users from having to buy followers and encourage people to just grow their following organically as the social media platform becomes more of a space for brands and influencers to advertise. Now, Instagram has had a massive purge of fake accounts before, but it's never targeted fake likes too. Meanwhile, Facebook and Twitter binned millions of fake accounts earlier this year.