Instagram has dismissed one other viral spam picture that’s circulating on its platform, this one claiming that, beginning tomorrow, all consumer content material might be made public (together with deleted messages) and that the corporate will be capable of use photographs towards customers in court docket. Instagram model communications supervisor Stephanie Otway advised WWD, ‘There isn’t any fact to this put up.’

The picture has gone viral because of, partly, accounts with massive numbers of followers that reshared the declare, together with ones belonging to musicians, actors and politicians. The picture tells viewers that they have to reshare the meme to forestall Instagram from utilizing their photographs and different account particulars, however doing so is pointless and solely helps floor the spam content material.

This is not the primary time claims associated to consumer content material have gone viral on social media. Fb was compelled to deal with related claims in 2012 and once more in 2015, for instance. Instagram particulars the data it gathers on customers and the way it makes use of that data on its official Information Coverage.