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Instagram has become one of the most used social networks today, serving as a means of interaction of celebrities with the public and their fans. However, the photo network has strict rules of use that, when violated, can result in punishment for users, even those with millions of followers. The compromise of good behavior in relation to the terms of use can end in temporary bans, suspension or exclusion from the account.

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Promoting the consumption of toxic substances, buying followers and using the account to defame someone are some examples of violations of the rules. Check out the reasons that lead to punishment, even from famous people, on the social network.

Instagram punishes users who violate the rules of using the network Photo: Ana Letcia Loubak / TechTudoInstagram punishes users who violate the rules of using the network Photo: Ana Letcia Loubak / TechTudo

Instagram punishes users who violate the rules of using the network Photo: Ana Letcia Loubak / TechTudo

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1. Promote tobacco, cigarettes and alcohol

Instagram will no longer allow digital influencers to promote the consumption of toxic substances, such as tobacco, cigarettes and alcohol. The platform still prevents its users from promoting the use of weapons. Such a measure takes place once the rules of use of the social network prove, in their usage policies, advertisements that infer health risks of those who consume them. The new law also applies to Facebook, the company that owns Instagram.

Some tobacco companies use very famous celebrities to advertise their electronic cigarettes, such as British singer Lilly Allen and actor Rami Malek. However, with the change, the promotion of this type of product will be prohibited, regardless of whether they are branded disclosures or just an organic incentive to use the substance, not sponsored. Failure to comply with the measure may result in punishments, both for companies and for accounts that agree to promote use in their profile.

2. Make announcements without indicating

Advertising products and brands is a common activity on Instagram for celebrities and digital influencers. In order to increase the popularity of the advertised products, companies hire famous names to promote content on their profiles, through posts in the feed or in Stories. However, the social network prohibits accounts that promote the use of clothing, food, shoes, among other items without indicating that it is a paid advertisement.

  prohibited to promote products on Instagram without indicating that they are paid promotions Photo: Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudo  prohibited to promote products on Instagram without indicating that they are paid promotions Photo: Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudo

prohibited to promote products on Instagram without indicating that they are paid promotions Photo: Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudo

3. Post nudes or partial nudes

The social network is widely used for the dissemination of professional photos, as in the case of photographers or artistic rehearsals of celebrities, however, the rules of use of the network prevent the sharing of images that have complete or partial nudity. Even for artistic purposes, users who publish "nudes" on the social network of photos are liable to have their content removed, and may even suspend their account in cases of recurrence. In addition to nudity, it is not allowed to post any content that has pornographic acts, whether explicit or not.

4. Buy followers and likes

Apps and platforms promote the sale of followers and likes within Instagram, however such activity violates the terms of use of the social network, in addition to experiments proving that the practice does not guarantee a greater profile popularity among real users. The process takes place through the creation of several fake accounts to increase their number of followers or the capture of real profiles, hijacking those accounts. Automation platforms are still used to generate new followers and likes automatically. The practice is considered illegal on Instagram, since the terms of use of the network prevent access to information in an automated way. When identifying the use of bots, your account can be suspended or deleted.

  against Instagram rules buying followers and likes Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo  against Instagram rules buying followers and likes Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo

against Instagram rules buying followers and likes Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo

5. Use other people's content without giving credits

Copyright laws are one of the main norms when dealing with photo sharing, which is the main function of Instagram. The social network is increasingly stiffening its copyright policy on the ownership of images. Whether for personal or professional use, sharing a photo without the authorization of its owner is a crime and punishable. When denounced, the profile that violated the usage rule may have its account suspended, and may even reach the legal scope, in case of denunciation by the right holder. In 2018, accounts of digital influencers like Hugo Gloss and Nana Rude were suspended due to illegal use of images.

6. Post photos in prohibited tourist locations

There are some tourist and famous places where it is forbidden to take photos or record videos, either because they are sacred places, to protect the tourist's identity or by copyright. Due to these prohibitions, users are not allowed to post images on Instagram that are in violation of any law, even though it is a non-social media standard. The interior of the Sistine Chapel and the Taj Mahal, the night lighting of the Eiffel Tower and some Las Vegas casinos are examples of places that cannot have images registered, and may have legal consequences if the rules are violated. Users who are caught sharing such photos may have their content deleted and their account suspended.

  prohibited taking pictures of the interior of the Taj Mahal Photo: Reproduo / Instagram  prohibited taking pictures of the interior of the Taj Mahal Photo: Reproduo / Instagram

prohibited taking pictures of the interior of the Taj Mahal Photo: Reproduo / Instagram

Using the network to defame someone, bullying or posting photos of other people without authorization, in order to harass them, prohibited on Instagram. The act contraindicated by the network, whether directed to people who have or not an account within the social network. Due to the high visibility of famous people, the practice of these irregularities can lead to the persecution of thousands of other users of the target person, which may result in measures to be taken legally by the victim. The activity violates the terms of use of the network and the user can be punished with the suspension or even exclusion from the account.

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