How Many Celebrities Have Fake Followers?

There have been a number of articles released by somewhat-reputable websites shaming celebrities for having fake followers. Some seem to prove that lesser-known celebs knowingly purchased fake followers, other use certain online tools to approximate fake-follower counts, and others rely on data from the Instagram Purge where some popular accounts lost millions of followers. This make for decent gossip, except …

DANGER: Fake Instagram Followers Will Ruin You

Instagram is big business. We know this because Tree Frog Social is a part of the supporting ecosystem. Whenever there is money at stake, people will try to break the rules. When it comes to Instagram, the most egregious offense is buying fake followers. Most users want as many followers as possible. In the early days of social networks, follower …