Ok people it’s time to stop being stupid, over the past 48 hours this image has been bouncing around Instagram. People are genuinely believing that their account will be deleted if they do not repost an image with a hashtag.
“You must not create accounts with the Service through unauthorized means, including but not limited to, by using an automated device, script, bot, spider, crawler or scraper. “
This is totally fair enough and quite simple, bots and spam Instagram accounts are a violation of their terms, as a result they reserve the right to close the account.
So here, clearly Instagram say themselves they they may delete bots and spam accounts however these accounts would be detected by complicated, very clever computer algorithms which are able detect common spam behaviour such as posting close to exactly on the minuet (obviously timer has been used), frequent posting of flyer style images and using many like fishing hashtags (it seems every 14 year old girl also falls under all the behavioural characteristics of a spamming computer).
Finally use some common sense people, why would posting to #notspam mean you aren’t a bot if this was real all the spammers would just post the same image and be ‘safe’.
Stupid people make me cry.