Instagram removes fake likes and follows, to combat automated bots


Facebook, owned photo and video-sharing social networking app Instagram, has announced that it will be removing the accounts which are using the third-party apps to increase likes, comments and followers on their account to increase their popularity.

The Instagram in its statement said that “It has developed a machine learning tool to help to find accounts who are using automated third party apps and services to generate likes and follows from fake account to produce a fake impression that they are using to gain more popularity.”

Adding to this company said “These new measures will be ongoing, and accounts that continue to use third-party apps to grow their audience may see their Instagram experience impacted.”

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The company has also warned its users to not to use third-party apps to access their accounts by sharing their username and passwords, as their login information may be use for hacking or exposing their account for sending spam.


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