All the social media platforms are under radar especially because of murder that got murder recently. Images of murdered teenage girl’s body were posted online. Also they were widely shared on Instagram as well as other sites including Discord and 4chan. However, Discord and 4chan users called police after images of Devin’s body and Clark’s own injuries appeared on those sites.
Bianca’s murder mystery:
Bianca Devins, a 17-year-old girl from Utica in New York, was brutally murdered on Sunday. Police allege she was killed by Brandon Clark, 21, after the pair, who met on Instagram, attended a concert together.
Police immediately confirmed that the images were authentic. They immediately engaged with the social media platforms to find out how those images were able to be shared. a photo of Devin’s bloodied body was posted to Clark’s Instagram with the caption “I’m sorry, Bianca”.
Big Social Media disadvantage!
The photo stayed up for several hours. Finally Instagram removed Clark’s account for violating the company’s terms of service. But in few hours the post got viral to innumerable accounts.
Instagram has subsequently prevented the photo from being reshared, but users continued to be sent the photo if they were following Devin’s account. And as late as Monday night, the photo was still being uploaded and tagged to Devin’s account, or on the hashtag #ripbianca.
A spokesperson for Facebook, which owns Instagram, said the company was taking “every measure” to remove the photos from its platforms.
Devins’ family statement:
Devins’ family said Bianca was a talented artist and a loving sister, daughter and cousin, and was taken too soon.