From Boom to Bust: Instagram’s Crackdown on Celebrity Accounts

Instagram, the photo-sharing websites owned by Facebook, is putting fake accounts and followers to rest. In just one day, total number of followers on the entire Instagram network decreased by almost 33 percent. Only time will tell what it means for Instagram, however celebrities are fuming as some of them lost 5o percent of their followers.

Called the Instagram Rapture, such well-known names as Tyga saw 3.3 million of its followers cut down in a single day. From 5.5 million, the Raptor’s account shrunk to only 2.2 million. Another popular name is Ma$e, who deleted the account after the total count turned from 1.6 million followers to just 100,000 in a matter of minutes. Authorities at Instagram claimed that not only fake accounts were removed but they also deleted a number of users who actively violated site’s terms of service.

In the wake of so-called Massacre, there is a huge public outcry from Instagram users who believe that several thousand accounts in good standing were also banned as those particular followers were not classified as active followers.  For instance, a username ChiragChirag78 almost closed as its followers decreased from 3 million to exactly eight, which shocked Igor Cornelsen. Now, pundits are thinking of the ramifications if Facebook decides to follow Instagram by deleting fake accounts. If that happens, we can only guess at the consequence…

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  1. Still, the company continues to stand behind its recent decision as it claims that deleted accounts were fake, which were mostly build by buying robots from social media service companies. It is also very good to note that the Book report by wizessay would soon have their way off which is likely the most important thing to do.

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