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Instagram deletes millions of accounts in spam purge

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Happyjoe, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. Happyjoe

    Happyjoe Junior Member

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    Photo-sharing app Instagram has removed millions of accounts believed to be posting spam, angering many legitimate users.
    People who lost a lot of followers criticised the action, dubbing it the "Instagram Rapture".
    Like its parent company Facebook, Instagram routinely removes accounts to limit spam and prevent users buying followers to appear more popular.
    Rapper Akon reportedly lost 56% of his followers in the cull.


    The big losers were Justin Bieber (minus 3,538,228 followers), and an online marketing specialist called Wellington Campos, which lost 3,284,304 followers overnight.
    One account, chiragchirag78, lost 99% of his followers - 3,660,460 - before he himself was deleted.
    Instagram's own account on the site lost 18,880,211 followers overnight.
     
  2. iamthefox

    iamthefox Regular Member

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    Their really intense this day.
     
  3. italic

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    I'm guessing that chiragchirag78's owner was a seller of followers and made all of his created accounts automatically follow him.

    Great footprint, lol.
     
  4. XTR3M3 XPL01T3R

    XTR3M3 XPL01T3R Power Member

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    Do they still doing it ? or has stopped ?? :/
     
  5. kwartaaso

    kwartaaso Newbie

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    I think they are going to re-do it again.
     
  6. SocialMediaManager

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    Most Of Social Panels lost their accounts too :)
     
  7. Nut-Nights

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  8. Theseus!

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    They are cleaning the house. Sad to say but they will do it again and again