📖 Instagram caught selling ads to follower-buying services it banned

Things keep getting worse at Instagram:

Instagram continues to sell ad space to services that charge clients for fake followers or that automatically follow/unfollow other people to get them to follow the client back. This is despite Instagram reiterating a ban on these businesses in November and threatening the accounts of people who employ them.

@macgenie recently wrote about her decision to quit Facebook and Instagram. I quit Facebook a while ago but haven’t quite been able to extract myself from Instagram. Stuff like this is rapidly increasing my timeline for figuring that out.

Rian van der Merwe Product manager • Designer • Speaker