Instagram Terms Of Service Reverse Course After Celebrity-Led User Backlash

Instagram Terms Of Service Reverse Course After Celebrity-Led User Backlash
World

The controversial Instagram terms of service changes proposed earlier this week that brought outrage and backlash from celebrities and non-celebrities alike have since been rescinded.

After it was revealed that the new Instagram terms of service meant that the Facebook-owned social photo sharing network could sell users’ photos to advertisers, people threatened to leave the site.

Anyone who did not agree with the new terms were invited to delete their accounts.

Shit really hit the fan when stars including Kim Kardashian, who has more Instagram followers than anyone, and actor Seth Green, took to Twitter to say they would delete their Instagram accounts if the new terms of service weren’t rescinded.

Soon enough, countless celebs joined them in their protest of Instagram.

Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Natasha Bedingfield and Jordin Sparks were among the string of celebrities who lined up to criticise the move on Twitter.


“YIKES! Bye instagram,” tweeted Jordin Sparks.

“I really loved Instagram :-( I need to review this new policy. I don’t think its fair,” wrote Kim Kardashian.


“Wow…I just read over Instagram’s new policy…so sad, looks like I might be deleting my Instagram after Jan 16. I hope something changes,” tweeted Khloe Kardashian.

Yesterday, the controversial language of the Instagram terms of service was removed in an updated version.

If you’re expecting privacy from a social networking site, you’re a moron to begin with.

Stephen Willard | Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Stephen Willard

Elite Daily is a medium for people tired of disingenuous content; we have sought to create a space where stimulating, applicable content can reach a like-minded audience.

More In World

Also On Elite

Sports

Brandon Spikes Compares Playing For The Patriots To Slavery

Few NFL players would be content with moving from a championship contender, like the New England Patriots, to a perennial bottom-feeder, like the Buffalo Bills. Linebacker Brandon Spikes is one such player and, apparently, with good reason. Having signed for an AFC East rival, Spikes went on a Twitter rant on this week to express […]

World

Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law Gets Convicted Of Conspiring To Kill Americans

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was convicted on Wednesday of conspiring to kill American citizens. Following September 11, Abu Ghaith (48) is quoted saying that “the storm of airplanes will not stop.” A jury in Manhattan reached this verdict after a five-hour deliberation. The sentencing is set for September 8, and […]

Music News

From The Projects To Legendary Status: 5 Inspiring Lessons From The Life Of Nas

Nas’ immortal Illmatic turns 20 this April, and to celebrate, the prophet is releasing a special anniversary edition of the classic, complete with rare and unreleased material. Also, Nas was asked to play the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. From Queensbridge to the capital with a live orchestra. It’s been a long, strange ride for […]