just following some of the accounts I liked the posts of, and then unfollowing them again
My open source Instagram bot got me 2,500 real followers for $5 in server costs

Your research efforts are laudable.

Yet you relied on sketchy tactics like bait and switch (follow/unfollow) to gain followers from “people who really care for your feed” by not reciprocating in return. Rather than letting the platform be what it was intended to be, you got sucked into vanity of followers numbers, and turned your learning of python and selenium into people manipulation project.

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