Instagram responds to MCSD students' inappropriate picture: 'We have zero tolerance for child exploitation'

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The social media platform Instagram has released a statement following Muscogee County's investigation of sexually explicit pictures of a student on Instagram.

Instagram's Spokesperson released the following statement:

We have zero tolerance for child exploitation on Instagram. In the rare instances when such illegal behavior is detected on our site we work hard to find whoever is responsible and work with relevant law enforcement agencies to bring them to justice.

We believe that our comprehensive reporting system and Community Guidelines help make Instagram one of the safest places for people to spend time on the web. We urge people to use our reporting and blocking tools if they find content which makes them feel uncomfortable so we can investigate and take swift action.

The Muscogee County School District encourages parents to monitor and review their child's devices for inappropriate use.

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