Instagram will remove fake likes and follows

colorme

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Instagram has been blocking and banning bots and botted accounts. Two years later there are millions more of these such accounts. People learn how to do it the right way, or risk losing them.
Same with likes and engagement. AI can only go so far. I can still manually detect a botted account and botted comments. ie. For example in a comment a human will look at many of the images on the account. Are they from the same person? Do they have a normal name? As to the comment does it refer specifically to the image (red dress, blonde hair, black sunglasses, view of the church, etc? Emoji, emoji great post - just won't do it.

Many accounts will be banned. Those that create them will learn and build better, or get out of the way for those that can.
 

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Why would someone send you fake likes..? Besides all they'll do is remove the likes.
This is the pandora's box they've just opened up. So what's to stop people from sending likes/followers to an account they don't like and repeatedly doing it to get the account banned? The indirect corporate/influencer warfare they are about to unleash, they probably havn't thought through. AI maybe good but humans always find a way to use even the AI to their advantage. I think this is a dumb move to go this route by insta. who know's maybe thats why the original founders left in sept they knew what was coming.
 

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And the fake followers and likes they're referring to are the ones bought from panels, which isn't really hard to detect as its not really normal for you to receive 5k followers in a matter of minutes, same as likes.. especially when your account isn't normally receiving this type of action. The accounts used to give the fake follows and likes, will just have to perform more regular actions and people will have to recieve their followers and likes with drip feed to look more natural.. which honestly, they should of been doing from the start.

Judging from Instagram's blog post this news article is referring to, they are NOT referring to likes and follows bought from panels. They are talking about users giving their login information to 3rd party servicers who provide likes and follows. Presumably this is going to affect those who use automation software like Jarvee and GMT2
 

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if this affect smm panels i will be so f****

some panel owners are posting a message about this
the message that appear, is for users that are abusing exchange like apps

ig is taking those down, their pattern is easy to catch

once they see a pattern, you have a mass ban, this happen from time to time
so its not something new
 

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They slowed down the process, there is no way to subscribe and put likes, but no warnings with activity do not get, just can not perform actions

Today tried to increase the number of likes
after half an hour gives an error, can't log in my account. Then after 15 minutes it worked again, the likes appear. I begin to increase the number of likes again, the story repeats itself, only then all the likes are gone.

Looks like a really hard cleaning has started
 

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Im a SMM pannel owner and so far everything looks fine for orders 2-3 hours old. Likes are still there, nothing unusuall happened.
 

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Im a SMM pannel owner and so far everything looks fine for orders 2-3 hours old. Likes are still there, nothing unusuall happened.
Looks like it going to take some weeks for the update to be fully released:

https://business.instagram.com/blog/reducing-inauthentic-activity-on-instagram/

Today's update is another step in keeping Instagram a vibrant community where people can connect with the people and things they love. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks on additional measures we are taking to remove inauthentic activity on Instagram.
 

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Judging from Instagram's blog post this news article is referring to, they are NOT referring to likes and follows bought from panels. They are talking about users giving their login information to 3rd party servicers who provide likes and follows. Presumably this is going to affect those who use automation software like Jarvee and GMT2
There are platforms that require your login information to provide "increase your likes and follows" ... at the end of the day, it's nothing new.. they've been combating automation and fake followers, and likes. If it has you worried, then simply stop like all the rest of the people that are nervous about the article.
 

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There are platforms that require your login information to provide "increase your likes and follows" ... at the end of the day, it's nothing new.. they've been combating automation and fake followers, and likes. If it has you worried, then simply stop like all the rest of the people that are nervous about the article.

Them making an announcement as such is certainly new, and to me reflects Facebook's growing realization that they seriously need to regulate their platforms as the Russia investigation and bad publicity continues to clamp down on them harder and harder, lest the government step in and decide they are a utility requiring regulation (which they should be IMO). Yes, you are correct to say they've always been combating automation/fake followers, but I only see their attention to this issue growing as Facebook's valuation continues to tank lower and lower
 

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Maybe just another scare tactic article by insta now that they are pushing their ads on every post.
 

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Them making an announcement as such is certainly new, and to me reflects Facebook's growing realization that they seriously need to regulate their platforms as the Russia investigation and bad publicity continues to clamp down on them harder and harder, lest the government step in and decide they are a utility requiring regulation (which they should be IMO). Yes, you are correct to say they've always been combating automation/fake followers, but I only see their attention to this issue growing as Facebook's valuation continues to tank lower and lower
They've made annoucnements in the past regarding actions to throttle bots and spam, but yeah they've never made this exact announcement. But at the end of the day, one shouldnt let a public announcement be enough to scare them into discontinuing what they were doing... just make a mental note, and keep it pushing. It's the same when they make a major change in the algorithm and some people experience a mass ban, or mass pv... its no need to start screaming "instagram automation is over" "what are we going to do now" "enjoy it while you can, because this is the end" ... its like, get a grip(and im not talking to you personally, im saying in general). As with any platform, their will always be a fight against automation and spam, you just adapt with the constant changes and keep doing you. If such minor changes and setbacks are enough to kick a person into a frenzy, then maybe BH promotion isn't suitable for said person and they should look into SEO. As this comes with the territory.
 
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