Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra Jonas are amongst the 10 celebs that have appeared on the list of fake followers or “bots” in Instagram. According to an analysis from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP), Deepika Padukone is at sixth place on the fake followers' list with massive 48 per cent of fake followers, while Priyanka Chopra is at 10th place with 46 per cent of her fake Instagram followers. Deepika currently has 37.9 million followers on Instagram while Priyanka has 43.6 million.Priyanka also has the highest number of Instagram followers for any Indian.
A report in Economic Times also states, “At the top is talk show host Ellen DeGeneres with 58 per cent of fake Instagram followers, followed by boy-band BTS coming with 48 per cent. Kourtney Kardashian was third with 49 per cent, while Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian both had 44 per cent fake followers on the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform. Katy Perry has 53 per cent of her 83.6 million Instagram followers fake. Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus are also ranked high for bots.”
In a statement ICMP said, “We took various 'most successful' and 'most followed' to build our list of celebrities across acting, sport, music, and TV personalities. We then filtered this by the number of followers to give ourselves a top 100 most followed list. We then ran their Instagram and Twitter handles through IG Audit and Sparktoro's fake Twitter follower's tool to measure what percentage of their following was actually real.”
Attaining the 19th spot, Priyanka made it to the list along
with Indian cricketer Virat Kohli who sits on the 23rd rank. While Priyanka
Chopra Jonas charges $271,000 per post, Kohli charges $196,000, reports ET.
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