Hello fellow BH's, I just recently seen this post (3 month old acct was banned for supposedly NOTHING) I INSTANTLY knew why it was banned. Think about this: 1) How many users does IG have? roughly 300 million 2) how old is IG? few years old 3) what is IG? FB in disguise! Why did FB acquire it? Cause of its incredible GROWTH rate. This was purely strategic to maintain that competitive edge. What needs to be understood is this, google & fb are the BIGGEST data miners that exists. FB wants to know what you like to read, how many calories you burned today, movies, who is your family, friends, class mates, co-workers, E V E R Y f*cking thing about US! REMEMBER THAT! Still lost? Ok, I'll cut to the chase. FB has over a BILLION users & is a very matured company. Therefore, they have the best crawlers & anti-spam team/technology. So be careful, and dont look at IG as IG, look at it as FB! What was wrong with OP acct that was 3 month old? From the email OP posted, that was grounds to be banned. OP created new acct, then followed the top 100 Instagramers This is a dead give-away that you're probably planning to spam them. On fb, lets say if you want to msg someone that you dont know....more than likely your msg will end up in that person "other folder" (spambox) and not their inbox. Also, i can damn near assure you this is why FB has removed ALL users emails and substituted them with [email protected], to prevent us from having direct contact with those users & spamming. They're filtering everything & analyzing everything on the fly. Matter fact, Im willing to bet that their algorithm already knows who you (should) know & probably dont know! Underlying message: 1) Treat IG as if you're on FB 2) Build up some sort of proximity 3) Think outside the box, and DONT do what you think someone has already done! Im just a noob too!