Instagrammers are not happy because they’re losing all their fake followers
And Justin Bieber is no longer the most followed account on Facebook
Instagram released a statement saying: “When we remove accounts from Instagram that don’t follow our Community Guidelines, you may see a decrease in your follower count. This shouldn’t affect engagement from authentic accounts that like and comment on your posts.”
Basically, Instagram has today had a massive purge, deleting all spambot accounts. This is a good thing, right?
Well, apparently not as people have lost hundreds, thousands and even millions of followers (literally, whose only purpose it is to increase follower numbers, as obviously spambots don’t comment on posts except for to spam).
People are really not happy about it…
They’re all feeling a bit like Shia today
ppl who have lost followers on instagram and get mad abt it pic.twitter.com/GAyQbbM8lO
— फब (@nurshdh) December 19, 2014
thank you Instagram for taking away 3,000 of my followers. spam or no spam you will be missed RIP
— Landon Romano (@landonromano) December 19, 2014
From hero to zero
Man I had 1.2k followers now I have 7? #wtfinstagram
— Emily Seaton-Potter (@eseatonpotter) December 19, 2014
Thanks for deleting fake accounts Instagram, you stupid people!
— Claudia Chaviano (@cchaviano96) December 19, 2014
Gotta do what you gotta do to regain them followers
— Jen Ludek (@jenludek) December 19, 2014
I know, let’s just report Instagram!
Many celebrities have lost millions of followers. Most noticeably, a rapper called Mase went from 1.6 Million followers to 271k. This got people talking again about the idea that people buy themselves followers
Mase the rapper had 1.6m followers and lost 1.4m then deleted his account lol
— Jade Katzenellenboge (@jadekatzz) December 19, 2014
Justin Bieber, who had the top position for most followers is now at number two…after Kim K
— Virginia Bleek (@VA_Bleek) December 19, 2014
While some took the situation a bit lighter…like it should have done because, you know, were not actually talking about real followers here
RIP to my fallen robot followers on Instagram, if there’s a heaven for robot instagram users, you guys are in there pic.twitter.com/DCAHsEypVE
— Allday (@alldaychubbyboy) December 19, 2014
I don’t want Spam or whatever his name is looking at my Instagram anyways
— Aaron Melzer (@AaronJMelzer) December 19, 2014
And some more comments by the more enlightened amongst us
How will I feel good about myself now?