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Instagram's 'Huge Booty' Spam Bots Are Making the Internet Worse

August 08, 2019DMT.NEWS

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Sex-Crazed Spam Bots Are Taking Over Instagram Comments

While Instagram may be one of the hottest social media properties on the go right now, the service admittedly has a pretty huge problem with porn-bots posing as legitimate IG models.

If you're an Insta-holic, you've almost certainly encountered comments on celebrity profiles reading something like this:

“We gonna ignore the fact that I've GOT A HUGE BOOTY?"

"DON'T LOOK at my STORY, if you don't want to M A S T U R B A T E !"

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While the meme-worthy stylistic spacing incorporated into the second bit of porn bot chatter is amusing, it can also be very annoying for both average Instagram users and the celebrities who leverage the platform to increase their public profile and fame.

Chrissy Teigen, wife to award-winning crooner John Legend and a world-class model (and chef) in her own right, recently took to social media to vent her frustrations over the porn scripts being pushed in her comments section. “Honestly Instagram needs to handle this sh*t,” she tweeted.

The problem is extremely widespread at the moment, with big booty comments and incitements to masturbate crowding out legitimate comments — generating complaints all the while.

And the system is rigged, Sean Spielberg of Instascreener told Engadget. Spielberg's service provides analytics tools to prominent influencers on the highly popular platform, and the CEO and co-founder detailed exactly how these cheap bots were gaming the algorithms in order to rank at the top of so many comments sections.

"One of these [spam] networks could check LeBron's profile every second and, as soon as a new post goes up, add a comment immediately and have other accounts like [it] comment,” Spielberg said. ”The network could also continually leave multiple comments from multiple accounts to make sure theirs are the most recent."

Beyond the obvious methodology of creating a small botnet to upvote themselves in a self-congratulatory circle, the brains behind the bots are getting smarter, too. Frequently using famous quotes from HBO's smash-hit Game of Thrones in their bios to evade detection, fake Facebook profiles belonging to bots are also seeing a huge surge in popularity.

With an estimated 150 million fake accounts (according to Instascreener) doing the rounds on Instagram, there's little doubt that things can be dicey when interacting with anyone on the platform. The proliferation of internet slang, random emoji, and other forms of shorthand don't make it any easier to separate a living human being from a well-scripted bot on the other end of the connection.

The bottom line? Trust no one on the internet. Sounds wholesome, right? The same sort of advice that your mom or dad might have given you when you were a teenager on Myspace — and now, it seems that a little bit of “stranger danger” might be just what the doctor (or internet guru) ordered.

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