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John Mayer is having the last laugh.
If you've spent any time on Instagram as of late, you've probably noticed a swarm of posts from some of your favorite stars concerned about their photos and privacy on Instagram.
Using a widely circulated statement, shared (and then deleted) by the likes of Usher, Rob Lowe and Josh Brolin, the stars have been taking a stand against an alleged new Instagram "rule" to go into effect tomorrow allowing the platform to use their photos and for all the content to become public. The statement forbids Instagram from using pictures, information, messages or posts of the user and notes privacy violation is punishable by law...except that the whole thing is a hoax.
Eva Chen, director of fashion partnerships at Instagram, took to her Instagram Story to dismiss the panic, telling anyone reading there is "no truth" to the viral post about a rule soon to take effect. "There's no truth to this post," a Facebook company spokesperson said in a statement.
To top things off, Mayer jumped in on the fun by issuing a statement of his own "for immediate dissemination."