• Instagram will ask users to verify their identity if an account shows suspicious behavior

    1 month ago - By Pocketnow

    Instagram has announced that it will ask account holders to verify their identity if the account is shown to exhibit inauthentic behavior or trying to mislead followers. However, the company assures that only a small number of accounts will be subject to this review, while the majority of users will remain unaffected.
    An account which is potentially engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior, if the majority of its followers are from a different country or if it shows signs of bot automation, it will be brought under investigative scanner. Instagram says if an account shows inauthentic...
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  • Instagram wants suspected bot accounts to provide government IDs

    Instagram wants suspected bot accounts to provide government IDs

    1 month ago - By The Next Web

    Instagram is planning to boot out suspicious accounts, including bots, by verification through government IDs. The company's idea is to control “potential inauthentic behavior,” presumably to stop fake follower counts and likes from shady accounts. The company says most users won't be affected by this, so you won't likely get the prompt to show your ID. Through this new policy, Instagram classes dodgy accounts as those that have a majority of followers in a different country to their own. The company will also hunt out suspect bot accounts. [Read: Get yourself off social media: A guide to...
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