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Facebook's Instagram Has Up To 95 Million Bots

•, by Tyler Durden

In its most recent study, Ghost Data estimates 9.5% of Instagram users are bots. In 2015, using the same methodology, the firm found about 7.9% of Instagram users were bots. That analysis came after Instagram announced it had conducted a purge of millions of the fake accounts. At the time, Instagram had 300 million users.  -The Information

Ghost Data reached their conclusion after buying 20,000 bots to analyze their behavior. The firm then matched said behavior with around 1 million accounts, and found that they were very active among the followers of popular Instagram accounts. When they did post content, they were usually photos of models that were found on other websites. 

And the bots are evolving...