If you spend a lot of time on Instagram, then you've definitely seen the latest hoax going around.
It's a typed letter claiming that Instagram will have permission to make deleted photos and messages public and use those posts against them in court.
It has no indication that it's official in any way - and this isn't the first time it's gone viral. But, despite its suspicious look... people are falling for it - and that includes celebrities!
Usher, Judd Apatow, Julia Roberts, Rob Lowe, Taraji P. Henson, Julianne Moore, Pink, and US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry are just a few that have reposted the image on their accounts. (Many of them have now deleted the post)
For the record, Instagram’s policies grant it some basic uses of your photos and messages because it needs permission to display them to other users. The terms of service reads, "We do not claim ownership of your content, but you grant us a license to use it."
You can end this license at any time by deleting your account.
Instagram officials clarified on Wednesday that there is absolutely NO truth to this viral post, and it is just a hoax.
(via The Verge)