Instagram Reinforces Ban On Nudity And Sharing Other People’s Photos


“1. Post your own photos and videos. 2. Keep your clothes on.” These and the rest of Instagram’s rules aren’t changing, but they’re being clarified in an update to its Community Guidelines today.

The question will be how far Instagram goes to enforce its ban on sharing what you don’t own the rights to, given that’s some of its most popular content. Inspirational quotes, memes, TV screengrabs, and concert photos could all be considered against the rules if someone reports you for sharing them.

“The policies are exactly the same as they were, but we’re trying to give people a more transparent document” says Instagram’s director of public policy Nicky Jackson Colaco.

Here’s a look at Instagram’s old Community Guidelines, and here’s the new version. Colaco tells me “The one we’re currently using were created when the site was really small, and now we’re over 300 million actives strong with…

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