Instagram 'influencer' with less than 50,000 followers goes on emotional rant over 'likes' ban

Mail Online | 7/22/2019 | Claudia Poposki For Daily Mail Australia
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A social media 'influencer' has gone on an extraordinary rant slamming Instagram's 'like' ban as causing 'real damage out here'.

Instagram users in Australia won't be able to see how many 'likes' a post has a received under trial changes announced last week to 'remove pressure' on the digital platform's users.

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'If you think this is OK you can f*** off, it's actually a sad day for those who have Instagram as a job,' Mikaela Testa, from Melbourne, said in a Facebook post.

'Regardless of what you may think Instagram is a REAL job and those in the industry have worked hard to get where they're at. It's people that aren't even in the industry that think it's a f***ing joke. It's not, it's real damage out here.'

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She said she has put her 'blood, sweat and tears' into her online presence and 'every brand and business' she knows is suffering.

Ms Testa said the application wasn't removing the likes for mental health reasons, as Instagram stated, but to control engagement.

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Ms Testa has two Instagram profiles with less than 50,000 followers between them.

Around the same time she also shared...
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