Timberlake and Bieber among musicians with most fake Instagram followers

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Two Justins is on the list of top 10 musicians who have the most fake followers on Instagram.

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Almost a third, or 29.17%, of Justin Timberlake’s 67,000,000 Instagram followers are estimated to be fake. That equates to 19,543,900, putting it right at the top of this humiliating list, according to new research from Scams.info via their website of the same name.

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Meanwhile, 26.42% of Canadian Justin Bieber’s 264,300,000 Instagram followers, or 69,828,060, are believed to be fake, placing him 8th on the top 10 list.

Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry rank second, both of whom have around 28.39% fake Instagram followers, while Chris Brown ranks fourth with around 28.29% fake Instagram followers.

Justin Bieber at the Met Gala in New York on September 13, 2021. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Files

Even Swifty can’t escape the trend with Taylor Swift ranking 10th on the list with around 26.35% fake Instagram followers.

In this study, scams.info used Instagram’s analytics tool, Modash.io, to find out the percentage of fake followers between November 15 and November 16, 2022.

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“Spambots, or fake accounts, are automated profiles that manipulate actual behavior by following, liking and connecting with other users,” Scams.info spokesperson Nicholas Crouch said in a statement. communicated.

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