Instagram purge costs celebrities millions of (fake) followers

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    I wonder how many paid followers Beth lost? As of today, she still has 98k. Anyone know what she had before the purge?


    THEGUARDIAN -- Teenagers and celebrities are up in arms after photo sharing app Instagram scrubbed millions of spam accounts and bots.

    The crackdown has been called the “Instagram Rapture” or “Instagram Purge” as accounts dropped thousands, and even millions, of followers overnight.

    Celebrities hit the hardest include Justin Bieber, who lost a whopping 3.5 million followers, while hip hop star Akon lost more than half almost 56% of his Instagram chums.

    Other music stars whose follower count plunged were rappers Tyga and Ma$e, who lost 1.5 million followers.

    Kim Kardashian may have failed to break the internet as promised, but she did shed some 1.3 million followers.

    SOURCE: http://www.theguardian.com/technolo...purge-costs-celebrities-millions-of-followers
     
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    Two fashion photographers located in Europe were asked to shoot this A+ list reality star nude. They agreed until they discovered that credit was supposed to be given to her celebrity boyfriend who would claim the photos as his own. So, when the inevitable “art” photos are released in the next few weeks you will know they weren’t taken by the celebrity.

    Kim Kardashian/Kanye West
     
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    ...im still having trouble believing 137,780 people are following that empty headed bimbo.
     
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    You might as well follow a tomato can. What pearls of wisdom has she ever uttered?
     
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    ...0.0 but that doesnt stop her from writing a column titled "beths thoughts".
     
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    Empty head Ha ha ha
     
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    This A list reality star underwent hair transplant surgery because she has huge bald patches that she tried to always cover with hair extensions. This is probably the one thing she didn’t take a selfie for.

    Kim Kardashian
     
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    "human children"
    "purpose"
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    What caused them?
     
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    A lot of celebrities pay for followers but I'm sure a lot of these bots just follow tons of accounts for no real reason without getting paid. I opened a vine account just to randomly check videos when I'm bored. I don't post and I don't like or refine any videos. Yet in the last month, 10 random accounts started following me. Twitter, Instagram, etc should do a better job weeding the bots out. But I guess it's mutually beneficial because all these sites love to post how many millions of users they have while people generally like to have their follower numbers inflated.
     
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    :spit: <-- This actually just happened, except white wine landed on my laptop.

    Fuck. But it was worth it!
     
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    From 257,053 to 98k... Lol. Lots of bots & paids for
     
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    That's gotta be humiliating for someone whose life revolves around things like this.

    How many did Howard lose?