Tuesday, 22 October, 2019

Instagram photo usage hoax goes viral

Instagram Squashes Amr Alfiky AP Shutterstock
Lora Ball | 22 August, 2019, 01:39

Sorry, Julia Roberts, Usher, Pink, and even Governor Rick Perry - you've been duped.

Users of the Facebook-owned social network, including celebrities and politicians, have fallen victim to the hoax, which says that images uploaded to Instagram "can be used in court cases in litigation against you".

Head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, cleared up the confusion on the platform, writing, "If you're seeing a meme claiming Instagram is changing its rules, it's not true".

The former Texas governor, and the man now responsible for the country's nuclear weapons and power plants, shared a viral Instagram hoax post to his 25,000 followers and told them to "feel free to repost!"

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Understandably, this frightened many, especially rappers who often post questionable or incriminating stuff that could leave them targeted for probation violation, for example. Everything you've ever posted becomes public from today. Channel 13 News talked about the change in Instagram's privacy policy. People were sharing this photo to explicitly express their denial of this authorization: "I do not give Instagram or any entities associated with Instagram permission to use my pictures, information, messages or posts, both past and future". And no, Instagram is not going to make all your private IG messages public for anyone to read.

The note urged users to copy and paste "a note like this" as legal protection.

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