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Instagram announces that botting is dead

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by miketcool, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. miketcool

    miketcool Newbie

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    Instagram sent out an update this week explaining their services. This was in there:

    "We receive different kinds of information from your device, like how you tap and scroll, which can help distinguish humans from bots and detect fraud."​

    Instagram tracks how you scroll. Bots do not scroll, they jump from link to link applying actions. Followliker and the rest of the bots are likely dead now. Unless you have a script that applies a physical scrolling (cookies can detect whether the input is a mouse, trackpad, or finger swipe) using bots is flagging your account for shadowbox or possible full ban.
     
  2. Vodaa Citaa

    Vodaa Citaa Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    There was a same post before this as well..
     
  3. BOOPz

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    Stop trashtalking, IG is never dead
     
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  4. Vodaa Citaa

    Vodaa Citaa Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Read, it says bitting is dead
     
  5. miketcool

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    Stop trash-reading, I said botting is dead for IG unless someone has a bot that fakes GUI user input actions.
     
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  6. KraftyKyle

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    Bots can essentially do whatever a human can do.
     
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    you just make the bot scroll with a little random variation to it.
     
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    Sure but I'm 100% sure that the main bots everyone uses don't do that.
     
  9. miketcool

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    1) The bot will need to tell Instagram that the input is from a device which isn't the easiest thing to do.

    2) The random scrolling will develop a pattern. IG and FB have had a decade for machine learning. There is likely a rather distinguishable pattern that is human versus random scrolling from a bot.

    The level of sophistication will have to jump 10x fold.
     
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  10. rimvy

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    I have no doubt, that bot providers will adapt to changes, because bot can do whatever human can do.
     
  11. TuPandas

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    bots will never die.. new updates, better incoming bots
     
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  12. theRevolt

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    You do know that for example, you could just use JS to scroll to the bottom of the page etc. All that means is that bots will get more sophisticated (or not and just certain bots will be dead)
     
  13. vinku

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    btw. I don't have anything against killing boting on social media ;)
    maybe BHW will come back to regular SEO
     
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  14. rimvy

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    I think we have plenty of space for all kind of marketing :D
     
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    JS? You don't know what you're talking about lol
     
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    Yes he does, JS can be used to auto scroll
     
  17. XdSon

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    I think is fake news
     
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    I just like some opinions above ...
     
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    It’s real
     
  20. mnunes532

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    You don't know what you are talking about either. Most known bots don't use the browser... they are based on http requests only.
     
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