Instagram responds to PR firestorm: We’re not selling your photos

The company said that contrary to earlier reports, it does not have nefarious plans for its users’ content. 

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Instagram’s privacy policy update seemed to indicate the image-sharing app can sell its users’ photos, which sparked outrage among its users, who took to Twitter to express their dismay. People were allegedly dropping the service in droves.

In a post on the Instagram blog, co-founder Kevin Systrom tried to stop the bleeding and offer an explanation.

“I’m writing this today to let you know we’re listening and to commit to you that we will be doing more to answer your questions, fix any mistakes, and eliminate the confusion,” Systrom wrote. “As we review your feedback and stories in the press, we’re going to modify specific parts of the terms to make it more clear what will happen with your photos.”

He said the company did not communicate its new privacy policy well and made clear that Instagram does not plan to sell its users’ photos.

“To be clear: it is not our intention to sell your photos,” he stressed, adding:

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