Facebook-owned Instagram is deleting fake followers, likes, and comments in an effort to fight fraudulent activity. The company shared that some accounts have been using third-party software to artificially grow their audience.
Fake Followers, Likes, Comments
In order to identify accounts that take part in this, the company is using machine learning to identify them.
We’re taking a number of steps to limit this kind of unwelcome behavior. Accounts we identify using these services will receive an in-app message alerting them that we have removed the inauthentic likes, follows and comments given by their account to others. We will also ask them to secure their account by changing their password.