A report stated that Instagram took action to remove millions of accounts.
Some people woke up on Wednesday and found out they were missing Instagram followers. Instagram wrote on Twitter that, We are aware of the issue and working to resolve the problem.
People like Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez saw millions of followers go away. A report stated that Instagram took action to remove millions of accounts the company believed to be inauthentic.
An Instagram spokesperson did not provide any additional information about what caused the glitch, but said Wednesday afternoon that the company is still working to fix the issue.
According to Fortune, There had been some speculation that Instagram was conducting a large scalepurge of inauthentic followers to crack down on fraudulent activity on the platform. However the tweet this morning suggests the lost followers problem was a separate issue and not a way to cleanse the Instagram platform of fake accounts.
The glitch should be fixed by 12pm EST on February 14th.
We’re aware of an issue that is causing a change in account follower numbers for some people right now. We’re working to resolve this as quickly as possible.— Instagram (@instagram) February 13, 2019