Instagram says THAT viral copyright post is simply a hoax

You know that post about Instagram that keeps popping up in your feed? Well, it turns out it’s simply a hoax.

Instragram cheif executive Adam Mosseri took to the platform today to set the record straight after thousands of people, including celebrities, started sharing the fake post this week.

“Heads up!” he wrote on his Instagram story.


“If you’re seeing a meme claiming that Instagram is changing its rules tomorrow, it’s not true,” he said.

Stephanie Otway, a spokesperson for Facebook, which owns Instagram, also confirmed the claims were false.

“There’s no truth to this post,” she told The Verge.

The meme warned of apparent changes to Instagram’s privacy policy, which would give the service the power to use your photos and messages without consent.

“Everything you’ve ever posted becomes public from today,” the now-viral post reads.


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Numerous actors and musicians including Pink and Rob Lowe have allegedly fallen for the hoax, sharing it to their own page.