Instagram Hit By Internal Bug, Celebrities Lose Millions Of Followers

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A lot of Instagram users and brands have reported losses of millions of followers on the popular image sharing social media platform due to a bug. Big brands like Nike and even influencers like Don Benjamin, Yanet Garcia & Kyle Jenner faced a huge drop in their follower base. Some months ago, Instagram reported that they will take steps to keep fake followers and likes in check. We can’t help but wonder if this is a step that went wrong in the process.

Instagram’s Update

Instagram, however, made a twitter post announcing that the number of followers is decreasing because of a bug inside their system. At the moment, they were trying to investigate the source of the bug.

Instagram made it clear that it’s not a crackdown policy implemented by them. We believe the affected accounts and brands are supposed to get their ‘lost’ followers back very soon, as per Instagram. There is no clarification as of now regarding the details of the bug. 

Influencers & Their Reactions

A lot of celebrities and creators from the ‘million follower club’ took to Twitter to express themselves.  

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As per an update by Instagram, they will have the issue resolved by 10:30 pm tonight. They consoled their users by informing that their team is working hard to fix the bug. 




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