10-28-16 My Instagram account was suddenly disabled!
Hey Gang, Happy Friday!
Some of you may have noticed that my Instagram posts (below) are gone. It turns out that my IG account was suddenly disabled. I never received notifications or complaints from Instagram, prior to the deactivation so I don’t know why. I’m posting this in hopes that it will help anyone else who has had this happen to them.
I’ve tried to get in touch with Instagram via Facebook messenger and also sent them a tweet but have not heard anything back. As far as I know, I didn’t do anything wrong – I was only posting concert photography, street photos and photos of graffiti.
I find the whole thing disappointing, as I spent a lot of time posting on @ocularscience and working to gain a following. Now it’s all for naught. However, their is a silver lining: I no longer have to spend time or energy on it.
As IG recommended, I looked up their terms and conditions and they are indeed allowed to deactivate accounts without any notification at all. That doesn’t give anyone the chance to take down a photo, or to argue their innocence. Very strange!
I hope this helps others realize they can be innocent and still have their accounts deactivated.
Sorry for the somber post, but I just had to post about it.
I hope you all have a great weekend!