By Nikhil Cariappa
In order to remove these fake likes, comments and follows, the company will:
- Users will be notified if Instagram removes fake likes, followers and comments from their profile
- Users will be urged to change their login credentials because some apps collect this information without explicit user consent.
- Users will receive a message regarding the privacy and security risks involved in using third-party apps to boost engagement scores
The company added that it will provide more updates about removing these fake boosters in the coming weeks. In the past, Instagram used auto-detection tools to remove fake accounts.
In August, Instagram introduced new tools for security and safety on the platform: more information about accounts with large followers, a form for the coveted ‘blue tick’ (verified) for accounts, and support for third-party authenticator apps.