Instagram confirms that a bug is causing follower counts to change (Updated)

Update: Instagram says the issue will be fixed by 9AM PST on Thursday. Update: we’re expecting to have this issue resolved by 9 a.m. PST tomorrow. We understand this is frustrating, and our team is hard at work to get things back to normal. — Instagram (@instagram) February 13, 2019 Instagram confirmed today that an issue has been causing some accounts’ follower numbers to change. Users began noticing the bug about 10 hours ago and the drastic drop in followers caused some to wonder if Instagram was culling inactive and fake accounts, as part of its fight against spam. We’re aware of an issue that is causing a change in account follower numbers for some people right now. We’re working …