Instagram changed its terms of service on Tuesday and immediately customers, businesses and analysts began to complain about the company’s TOS wording. Following those complaints the team at National Geographic has decided to suspend all new posts to its Instagram account.
The account located under the name @NatGeo is one of Instagram’s most popular accounts, garnering 638,629 followers.
In a post regarding its decision NatGeo writes:
“We are very concerned about the direction of the proposed new terms of service. If they remain as presented, we may close our account.”
The NatGeo announced arrived hours after CEO Kevin Systrom explained the company’s new TOS and ensured users that they would still retain control over their own content.
Instagram’s new terms of service will not go into effect until January 16, leaving plenty of time for changes to take place.
Author: James Kosur
James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at Business2Community.com and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.