Instagram recently announced that they had hit 300 million monthly active users, the company also announced that they planned to delete fake or spam accounts.
The company has now deleted all of the fake and spam accounts, and a number of Instagramers, including some celebrities have lost a lot of followers.
Instagram have removed accounts that were either spam accounts or ones that violated the company’s terms of service, their own follower count dropped by some 18 million.
Celebrities like Justin Bieber lost 3.5 million followers, Kim Kardashian lost 1.3 million followers and Beyonce lost 830,000 followers, and web developer Zach Allia has created a list of the top 100 accounts, and now many followers they lost, you can see full details here.
It appears that a lot of people are upset about loosing their followers, and some people have seen massive drops, including some celebrities, Ma$e went from 1.6 million followers to just $100,000, and then decided to delete his account.
Source The Verge