Instagram appears to be cracking down on fake accounts

Instagram logoFake Instagram accounts aren’t new and if you are an avid Instagram user, you might notice that every now and then you might get these weird blank accounts or accounts advertising for porn or other products that start following you. There are also services that allegedly help you gain more followers. According to a report from Business Insider, it seems that Instagram has had enough of these fake accounts and are cracking down on that behavior, starting with the closing of a service called Instagress. This is a pretty popular service amongst Instagrammers who pay $10 a month to get “real” Instagram followers.

In a post on its website, Instagress writes, “Sad news to all of you who fell in love with Instagress: by request of Instagram we were forced to close our web-service.” While Instagram refused to comment, a spokesperson did link Business Insider to Instagram’s developer policy which prohibits third-party developers from selling Instagram data.

This isn’t the first time Instagram is purging fake accounts, and recently Facebook themselves have been working at cracking down on fake accounts as well. That being said, fake accounts will always continue to exist but we suppose with Instagram keeping a watchful eye, hopefully it won’t be happening quite as frequently.

Source: Ubergizmo

Tags: Facebook, Instagram, social networks

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
 
Intel was the number 1 ranked supplier with a 9.2% share of the worldwide semiconductor market
 
Improved software will power more accurate facial rec
 
The iMac Pro may have an A10 Fusion processor running it's own iOS
 
Galaxy X already got some certifications
 
The smart speaker is based on an AI virtual assistant
 
You won't have to leave what you're doing to respond to a chat
 
Apple is working with Intel on 5G hardware for future iPhones
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)