As we all know by now, Instagram is a part of Facebook and it has been like this since 2012. But the historic acquisition could face antitrust charges. According to some reports, Federal and state investigators are about to sue Facebook because its acquisition of Instagram was an attempt to protect itself from the competition.
Yes, folks, you read that right. Facebook banned a photo of onions posted to the Facebook page of Canada-based seed company, Gaze Seed Company for being “overtly sexual”. The company used the image in a Facebook ad in order to sell Walla Walla sweet onion seeds on the platform when they were told that the image went against their advertising policies.
The image used in the ad is of the seed packaging and shows a handful of the company’s onions in a wicker basket, which the Facebook says were positioned in a “sexually suggestive manner”. According to Gaze Seed Company, however, the controversy has brought them more sales than the ad ever would have on its own.
Facebook is making some changes to the platform that will make all users really happy, but especially if they’re photographers. Soon, you will be able to protect your photos and control where they are shared on both Instagram and Facebook. If you want to have them taken down, you’ll also be able to file a takedown request.
Facebook Inc. has recently been sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users through their phone cameras. According to some reports, Instagram was accessing people’s cameras even when they weren’t actively using the app.
As we probably all know, Instagram has been a part of Facebook for a while now. It’s getting more and more integrated into the parent app, and the latest part of the merger has been spotted in Stories. The company is now testing a feature that lets some users see stories from Instagram on Facebook.
Facebook recently filed lawsuits against developers who were abusing their platform, including both Facebook and Instagram. One of them was selling fake likes, comments, views, and followers. But the other is way more dangerous, as it collected users’ personal information from Facebook.
Olga Shirnina, also known as Klimbim, is one of the leading colorization artists who gives new life to historic images. However, her work has been banned from Facebook and Instagram several times now. Since September last year, her accounts have been suspended multiple times for posting images that depict “dangerous organizations.”
No this is not a satirical article – this really happened. A grandma from the Netherlands posted photos of her grandchildren to Facebook and Pinterest without their parents’ permission. After a fallout with her daughter about it, the whole thing ended up in court. The judge ruled that the matter falls under EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), so they ordered the grandmother to take the photos down.
Facebook has just bought GIPHY, the popular GIF-sharing platform. According to the announcement, the company plans to integrate it into Instagram, making it easier to find and use gifs in this app. The details of the price haven’t been disclosed, but an official information is that it cost Facebook $400 million.