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Instagram's Fake-Account Cleanse Sends Fan Counts Falling

As promised, Instagram has been purging its platform of “spammy” fake accounts. As a result, “More than 29 percent of Instagram’s followers, or 18.9 million users, disappeared from Wednesday to Thursday,” The New York Times reports, citing data from software developer Zach Allia. Also, “The singer Justin Bieber lost 3.5 million fans, or 15 percent of his total, while Kim Kardashian lost 1.3 million followers, or 5.5 percent of her fan base."

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