Instagram is one of the largest social media platforms in the world. As a matter of fact, they now have over 1 billion monthly active users who enjoy the perks of the site every day. But here’s the thing. Instagram, as well as all social media platforms, have a problem in common – bots!
Indeed, bots have invaded Instagram and all its peers. But, how is this any of our business? Well, you see, bots are programmed to do a bunch of stuff on social media. From liking a post to comment on a photo, etc.
In general, bots are the number one source of spam on social media. And let’s face it, who here likes spam? Moreover, bots can go as far as to scam you and steal your information for shady purposes. For instance, all those Instagram accounts with photos of half-naked ladies, who promise to send you nudes if you enter a certain link are actually spambots.
Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to eradicate bots from social media. But, not impossible. In fact, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram have already cleared all bots from their sites more than once. Unfortunately, every time they repeat the process, new ones appear.
So, does this mean we will have to cope with bots for as long as social media exists? Well, to be honest, we don’t know. However, the chances are that all social media sites will eventually come up with a permanent solution to this problem in the near future.
Instagram Bot Police
In the meantime, there are some things we can do to help remove bots from social media. Although, in this particular case, we will limit ourselves to focusing on Instagram. For example, did you know that there is an Instagram account called Bot Police?
Well, there is! And they help users to get rid of bots on Instagram. All you need to do is tag them in whichever Instagram comment you think there is a bot involved, and they will take it from there. Apparently, the people behind the Bot Police account report bots and get Instagram to remove them. It’s not a big solution, but at least it’s a start.
So, taking care of bots is not really our problem to solve. Nevertheless, we are happy to know that there are people who worry about this issue, and do their best to help others get rid of the annoying spam we get from bots.
Hopefully Instagram, as well as all other social media platforms, will come up with a way to solve this problem in a few years. For now, you know you can always tag the Bot Police to help you get rid of those spammy bots on Instagram.