CENSORED! By Facebook For Criticizing Instagram’s New Terms of Service For Photos

Posted Jan. 28th, 2013 by Daniel J. Cox

This is the email telling me Facebook would not accept my ad. I had a GREAT laugh over this. :)

This is the email telling me Facebook would not accept my ad. This is hilarious!

A couple of days ago Instagram’s New & Improved Terms of Service plot to steal our photos was brought to my attention. I was alerted to the completely useless new language by PhotoBizCoach Beate Chelette’s excellent blog. So I wrote a blog post of my own titled Instagram’s New & Improved Policy To Steal Your Photos. I posted a link to that blog post on our Natural Exposure’s Facebook page. Then to make sure it gained the attention it deserved, I took out a Facebook ad for $15.00 to advertise the post on Facebook. So today I got an email from Facebook telling me the following:

Hi Daniel,

One or more of the ads you set up do not meet our guidelines and has been disapproved.
Please check your Ads Manager and edit any ads that have been disapproved. Your account was not charged for ads that were not approved.
  • Before resubmitting your ad, please visit our Help Center for additional information and examples compliant with our Advertising Guidelines.
For more information, please read our Terms of Use and Advertising Guidelines.
When I realized which ad they were declining, or I should say CENSORING, I about doubled over in laughter thinking this was the best kind of advertisement I could have ever hoped for. So everybody please do me a favor and SHARE this blog post with as many people you can think of. Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t want everybody to know. Like I said in an earlier post, for now it’s Instagram’s new Terms of Service. If this goes through without people screaming like crazy they’ll be doing the same with Facebook pictures.  Help me tell the world, especially on Facebook since they CENSORED our ad. Let’s tell the world. Thanks for your help. You can see my original blog post titled: Facebook/Instagram’s New Policy Allow Them to Sell Your Photos With No Compensation To You. Now go get crazy and SHARE this post.


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  1. Colleen H.On Mar. 24th, 2013

    I also dropped instagram because I didn’t like their policies. Not worth the fun factor if they don’t value our right to ownership of our pictures.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Mar. 24th, 2013

      Thanks for your input colleen. Glad to hear your holding on to what you believe in.

  2. Eric HoranOn Jan. 30th, 2013

    Daniel, I dropped Instagram instantly when I heard about this policy change a month ago and will do the same with Facebook if they follow. I will share this now & thank you! Eric

  3. Orlando BoemeOn Jan. 29th, 2013

    I think this a new test to know how far they can go on citizens’ civil rights.
    They start with photographs copyright, then, who knows.
    I’ll share this.

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    Judy EdgarOn Jan. 29th, 2013

    Thought you might like to know there is a petition on Change.org asking Instagram to revise their TOS regarding using photos without permission.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Jan. 29th, 2013

      Thanks for the info Judy. Will take a look and join.

  5. WolfgangOn Jan. 29th, 2013

    Hi Dan, I can’t believe this! I will share it wherever possible.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Jan. 29th, 2013

      Thanks Wolffy, Appreciate the help.

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