Does Instagram have a sense of humor?
With the unfortunate demise of Bibliogram, I decided to bite the bullet and sign up for an Instagram account. It was not an easy decision to make, but there are a few athletes I need to keep an eye on. I mean, for sports betting purposes.
However, after finishing the registration process, my account became immediately suspended upon logging into the service.
We suspended your account
I didn’t have time to break any community guidelines, but I suspected the account might have been flagged for using a VPN service during registration.
I decided I wanted to try and disagree with the decision to suspend my account. I was able to get by the Instagram phone number verification, but for the final step, Instagram wanted me to upload a selfie.
Like any sensible person, I have no desire to share my likeness or any other personal data with Meta. However, Instead of abandoning the process altogether, I thought I would play an innocent little prank on whoever was going to review my suspension appeal.
Upload a verification selfie
The famous “Monkey-selfie” is, in my opinion, the best selfie the world has ever seen. I submitted the form as seen above and expected that my short time as an Instagram user had come to an end.
Well, color me surprised Instagram granted my appeal. I was under the impression that a human would review the selfie, and if that’s the case, wow! I have so many questions. Should I be grateful or offended hehe?
Either way, It made my day a bit more amusing, and for that, I am thankful.