I have had discussions with bands that were fixated on their total follower numbers, video views, etc.… the vanity metrics. It can be challenging to teach people that those mean nothing.
I discussed this with an acquaintance, who said if they wanted worthless stats, I should give them worthless stats. He thought it would be fine to spend $10 with a click farm that inflated their numbers using fake accounts. Sure those fake accounts would never do business with them, but so what? They wanted numbers and I would be getting them numbers.
I'm just not wired that way though.