I know I’m not alone in this. Especially recently, fake accounts with the @outlook.com address have been coming in large numbers. Maybe you don’t get the same exact fake accounts, but many articles and forum posts point toward fake followers being a larger problem.
Presumably, everyone who is reading this is not a robot, except for the scrapers and bots from search engines, but it gets old seeing a notification that may as well have been nothing.
In some ways, the fake followers are harmless. To many, they’re just another number with no real consequences. To others, fake followers pose the threat of affecting reputations and validity.
If a bot thinks your followers are other bots, your website or accounts will be associated with spam and malicious qualities. This will negatively affect your ratings, order and ability to be seen by search engine users. If you have fake followers and you would like to avoid this kind of problem, it is advisable to delete accounts you suspect of being not real or inactive.
In some cases, real accounts do accidentally get sorted with the robots and you might have lost out on a real audience member but if you let people know why you have decided to do a cleanse of your following, hopefully you can inspire them rather than rustle their jimmies.
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