This is the third in a series of six posts on compliance issues with various online platforms. The first post was about YouTube. Last week’s post was about Facebook. Today’s post, the third in the series, will discuss Instagram. Next week’s post will focus on Twitter. On April 5, the fifth post in the series will cover Snapchat. The sixth and last post in the series, on April 12, will be about Reddit.
The photo and video sharing and social media service Instagram was created in 2010 and has been owned by Facebook since 2012. Instagram has evolved massively in popularity, adding users exponentially year after year, and creating features which have inspired huge engagement and imitation on other platforms to take advantage of popular usage of the app, such as thematic hashtags and aesthetically curated content.