Instagram: Remove Accounts Posting Child Pornography and Report Them to Police

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     A minor between the ages of 12 and 15 has recently had explicit images of her revealed and reposted on the internet, specifically Instagram, as a result of a trending "foreigner challenge". These accounts refuse to remove the video and reporting it to Instagram headquarters does next to nothing

This excerpt is taken from "CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO U.S. FEDERAL LAW ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY" :

"Additionally, federal jurisdiction almost always applies when the Internet is used to commit a child pornography violation. Even if the child pornography image itself did not travel across state or international borders, federal law may be implicated if the materials, such as the computer used to download the image or the CD-ROM used to store the image, originated or previously traveled in interstate or foreign commerce". What these accounts are doing is a gross violation of the law under 18 U.S.C. § 2251, upon other laws. Instagram has no reason to keep these accounts up while they garner over 100 THOUSAND FOLLOWERS.

Link to full Code: https://www.justice.gov/criminal-ceos/citizens-guide-us-federal-law-child-pornography 

     Reposting and sharing sexually explicit content depicting a person under 18 is a crime and should not be excused on social media, including Instagram.

This excerpt is taken from "Terms of Use" of Instagram:

  • You can't do anything unlawful, misleading, or fraudulent or for an illegal or unauthorized purpose.
  • You can't violate (or help or encourage others to violate) these Terms or our policies, including in particular the Instagram Community Guidelines, Instagram Platform Policy, and Music Guidelines. Learn how to report conduct or content in our Help Center.

"We can refuse to provide or stop providing all or part of the Service to you (including terminating or disabling your account) immediately to protect our community or services, or if you create risk or legal exposure for us, violate these Terms of Use or our policies (including our Instagram Community Guidelines), if you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights, or where we are permitted or required to do so by law."

Link to full TOS: https://help.instagram.com/581066165581870

     The post obviously violates Instagram's Terms of Use and the following accounts and any others posting the same video should have action taken on them for reposting child pornography: peteuzi, peteuziiiii, diorfentys, foreigneredits, pete.uzii, zeze.vfx, _.foreigneredits, and bugaboo.spamss 

     The young girl deserves to not have child pornography of her go viral across the internet. This does incredible damage to the safety and integrity of Instagram as a social media platform. Please sign this petition to have action taken (i.e termination of accounts, removal of the post, or criminal justice to be served) against each account spreading the video.

     I am not offering legal advice, nor am I a lawyer in any regard. I simply want to see Instagram take responsibility and protect minors from such activity.