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

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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proposed earlier this week that brought outrage and backlash from celebrities and non-celebrities alike have since been rescinded.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actor Seth Green, took to Twitter to say they would delete their Instagram accounts if the new terms of service weren’t rescinded.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.

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