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Instagram Responds to Photo Usage Rumors, Many Celebs Duped By Fake Viral Post

Instagram Responds to Photo Usage Rumors, Many Celebs Duped By Fake Viral Post

If you’ve been on Instagram today (August 20), chances are that you’ve seen someone post a screenshot of this viral hoax that claims the social media app is implementing new rules on photo usage.

The post claims that Instagram will now be able to use the app’s users’ photos against them in court cases. In order to prevent the rule from being enacted on their account, users are instructed to repost a screenshot of the post.

There are several grammatical errors throughout the post and it clearly looks like a hoax, but many celebs have been duped by it. Pink, Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli, and Zoe Saldana are just some of the many stars who have posted it. Adriana Lima, Eva Longoria, and Josh Brolin all posted it and have already deleted it after they likely found out this is a hoax.

“There’s no truth to this post,” Stephanie Otway, brand communications manager at Instagram, said in a statement to WWD.

Click inside to see a bunch of posts from celebs who fell for the hoax…

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