Influencers & Celebs With Fake Instagram Followers Exposed

Influencers & Celebs With Fake Instagram Followers Exposed
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Technology provider Fasthost recently used Hypeauditor to find which influencers and celebrities have fake followers on Instagram.

Fasthost analysed celebrities’ and influencers’ Instagram profiles and revealed the top 25 accounts with the highest percentage of fake followers.

Makeup mogul, Kylie Jenner was found to have the most suspicious accounts following her Instagram account, with 29 per cent.

Of the 223 million people who follow Kylie, 63 million accounts are fake followers. To put this into perspective this is equal to nearly the population of France.

The Jenner’s and Kardashians dominated the fake following breakdown. Following closely in second place was Kendall Jenner and in seventh and ninth place is Jenner’s half-sisters, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian.

Rank

Influencer

No Instagram Followers

Engagement rate %

% of suspicious accounts

No fake followers

% of fake followers

1

Kylie Jenner

223.5M

3.50%

28.50%

63,697,500

40%

2

Kendall Jenner

157.6M

3.58%

27.20%

42,867,200

37%

3

Blake Lively

28.3M

7.55%

27%

7,641,000

37%

4

Justin Bieber

168.7M

0.37%

26.90%

45,380,300

37%

5

Rihanna

92.8M

1.75%

26.20%

24,313,600

36%

6

Zayn Malik

39.8M

6.56%

26.10%

10,387,800

35%

7

Kim Kardashian West

212.3M

1.32%

25.60%

54,348,800

34%

8

LeBron James

81.7M

1.70%

25.20%

20,588,400

34%

9

Kourtney Kardashian

115M

1.14%

25.10%

28,865,000

34%

10

Bad Bunny

31.7M

8.90%

25%

7,925,000

33%

11

Champagne Papi

77.6M

1.77%

24.80%

19,244,800

33%

12

Addison Rae

37.1M

7.28%

24.50%

9,089,500

32%

13

Gigi Hadid

65M

5.53%

23.90%

15,535,000

31%

14

Tom Holland

43M

13.64%

23.90%

10,277,000

31%

15

Úrsula Corberó

20.9M

13.21%

23.50%

4,911,500

31%

16

Neymar Jr.

148.1M

1.19%

23.40%

34,655,400

31%

17

Kylian Mbappé

48.9M

3.92%

23.40%

11,442,600

31%

18

Travis Scott

38.4M

6.97%

23.30%

8,947,200

30%

19

Zlatan Ibrahimović

47M

1.99%

22.60%

10,622,000

29%

20

Paulo Dybala

41.3M

3.36%

22.50%

9,292,500

29%

21

Cardi B

86.8M

1.95%

21.60%

18,748,800

28%

22

Madelaine Petsch

23.8M

11.27%

21.40%

5,093,200

27%

23

Beyonce

170.5M

1.50%

21.30%

36,316,500

27%

24

Conor McGregor

39.6M

2.50%

21.20%

8,395,200

27%

25

Ariana Grande

228.9M

2.47%

21%

48,069,000

27%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s worth noting that having fake or ‘bot’ followers, doesn’t necessarily mean that celebrities paid for the follower boost.

However, the findings do show that celebrities and influencer’s Instagram accounts may not be as popular as you are led to believe.

The full report can be seen at: https://www.fasthosts.co.uk/the-biggest-fake-influencers

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