Instagram is under fire because a creepy photo of a defeated 17-year-old social media star stays up almost a day after it was posted by her 21-year-old friend, who cut her throat.
The image of the body of Bianca Devins was shared by Brandon Andrew Clark, 21, from Cicero in the state of New York, with the caption & # 39; Sorry Bianca & # 39; around 6.40 a.m. on Sunday.
Sunday night the photo was still active and was placed behind a faded sensitive content filter, BuzzFeed News reported.
However, users could still view the photo by tapping the screen – because Instagram had not yet considered it a & # 39; violation of the & # 39; guidelines.
On Monday evening, Clark was charged with second-degree murder and allowed 25 years in prison if he was convicted, according to New York Post.
Brandon Andrew Clark, 21, of Cicero, is charged with the murder of 17-year-old Bianca Devins, pictured, before seriously injuring himself in the state of New York
Police said that Clark – who thought he was a frequent user of the dark 4chan website – was detained in a second-degree assassination attempt and currently hospitalized
The New York Post reported that the company did not disable Clark @ yesjuliet's account until Monday morning, according to a company spokesperson.
An Instagram spokesperson told DailyMail.com: & # 39; We have deleted this image and then the account for violating our policies.
& # 39; To prevent the content from spreading, we have technology that allows us to proactively find other attempts to upload the image in question and automatically delete these messages before anyone sees them.
& # 39; We also investigate hashtags and accounts that claim to share this content and take action in accordance with our policies. & # 39;
Instagram refused to say what time the image of Devins & # 39; body was removed.
After social media news about the Devins murder broke, users flooded both Clark and Devins profiles and put the teen's death in the spotlight.
Some mentioned in the comments that they shared photos of Devins' body and asked people to follow them.
Others urged people to stop distributing the images, not even on online chat sites including 4chan and Discord, of which Clark is supposed to be a frequent user.
Twitter users criticized social media sites, including Instagram, for not having taken the content away for hours
Many people could share the graphic image before it was placed behind a filter and then removed
Utica police said they are working on tackling the sharing of images with various social media platforms.
Devins & # 39; body was found on Sunday morning outside the car under a tarpaulin in Utica, after Discord users who saw the photo alert the police around 7:20 am & # 39; in the morning.
Agents tried to find the teenager when Clark called himself to report what he had done, Utica's public security department said in a statement.
Internet star Bianca – who had 35,000 followers on two Instagram pages – allegedly fought with Clark after the couple went to a concert in Queens.
Social media influencer's sister Liv Devins paid tribute to her sister, center, with this image
It is said that a disturbing image was shared of Bianca showing her death. It is said that the image has been online for more than 12 hours until Instagram has deleted it
They returned to Utica at the beginning of Sunday and went to a place in a dead end, according to the police statement.
They argued there until Clark used a large knife to kill the teenager.
Agents found Clark stabbing himself in the neck and causing injuries that required hospital treatment.
He then lay down on a green canvas and took selfies over the dead teenager before the officers took him into custody, the police said.
Brandon Andrew Clark, 21, of Cicero, would have written that he & # 39; sorry & # 39; was after Bianca Devins was found dead Sunday morning outside her car in Utica. Utica police told BuzzFeed News Clark posted on Instagram Stories, even if he was kept under gunshot by officers
Clark reportedly changed his biography for his Instagram account to: & # 39; 10 / 06/1997 – 7/14/19. Just know that I don't feel pain now. & # 39; It is also thought that he has posted an Instagram story with the caption: & # 39; Here comes Hell. It is redemption, right? & # 39;
Utica police told it BuzzFeed News Clark continues to post on Instagram stories while being monitored by agents.
The couple met on Instagram about two months ago, the police said.
Initially, they were only online acquaintances, but the & # 39; relationship grew into a personally intimate & # 39 ;, police said. & # 39; They had spent time together and were familiar with each other's families. & # 39;
The case is being investigated as a murder and attempted suicide, Utica police Lt. Bryan Coromato said, and Clark was being held to a second-degree assassination attempt.
Brandon Andrew Clark, known as @yesjuliet on Instagram, had his page disabled
Police believe Clark has left this message on the ground, according to local reports
A woman who thought she was Bianca & # 39; s sister, Liv Devins, was called Clark a & # 39; closest family member we trusted so much & # 39 ;.
Clark is said to have changed his bio for his Instagram account to: & # 39; 10 / 06/1997 – 7/14/19. Just know that I don't feel pain now. & # 39;
It is later thought that he has posted an Instagram story with the caption: & # 39; Here comes Hell. It is redemption, right? & # 39;
And the police think Clark left a message on the floor with spray paint that reads: & # 39; May you never forget me. & # 39;
Blogger's sister Liv paid homage to her sister and wrote: & I hate having to write this. I hate to know that you will never come home again.
& # 39; You were the best sister anyone could ever have asked. Thank you for always being there for me. & # 39; Thank you for being the best sister I could ever imagine.
& # 39; Thank you for always protecting me and fitting for me. & # 39; I'm going to do this for you. & # 39; I will do my best every day and I will endure this thing called life and do everything for you. Easy, I love you so much forever and ever. & # 39;
A man with the username @ jamesward2017, who claimed to be Clarke & # 39; s brother, posted on Instagram to say that he and his family were the targets of Bianca & # 39; s death.
He said: & Shout out to all the people who focus on someone's family and blame them for a person's decisions.
& # 39; Nothing more fun than waking up at 4 am & # 39; in the morning to find out that your brother killed someone and tried to kill himself, and when you try to understand and understand how the person you looked at and taught you so much is responsible for such a terrible situation . act, and people go out and blame you for what he did.
& # 39; So here I am stationed in Alaska for military service, I want nothing more than to wake up and go back home hoping this is a morbid, twisted nightmare, instead I'm all over the country.
& # 39; I am so sorry that such a thing came from my family and my heart goes out to the victim's family, but think about it when his little sister and brothers find out what a disgusting thing he did and blamed it get it from. They are children. & # 39;
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