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Instagram Star, Bianca Devins, murdered - pics of crime posted on social by bf
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Two days after the brutal murder of an upstate New York teenager, Instagram is still having trouble scrubbing its platform of gruesome images and offensive memes related to the incident.

Bianca Devins, a 17-year-old from Utica, New York, with a large following on Instagram, was killed on Sunday morning, her throat allegedly slit by Brandon Clark, a 21-year-old she knew, according to local police. Clark allegedly uploaded photos of her bloodied body online before attempting suicide—images that quickly spread across social media sites on Sunday and Monday, leaving companies like Twitter and Facebook-owned Instagram scrambling to remove the content.

As of this morning, some of the images still appeared to be trickling through Instagram’s defenses, as searches of certain hashtags—including the victim’s first name and Instagram handle—turned up graphic photos and other offensive content. The searches also revealed a number of memes making light of Devins’s death, along with trolls looking to exploit the viral story for likes and followers, with some falsely claiming to have video of the killing.

The ongoing flood of shocking content underscores Instagram’s apparent inability to keep pace with bad actors, revealing the ease with which trolls can exploit the site’s hashtag search functions for nefarious aims.

I reached out to Instagram for comment and will update if I hear back.

In the meantime, well-intentioned users aren’t waiting around. Many are trying to combat the horrific content with positive images of pink clouds and other pink-themed pictures, posting them along with the relevant hashtags as a way of “drowning out” the trolls and their graphic imagery. Some are also turning their profile images pink in memory of the teen.

“Please help drown out the pics by tagging her and using the hashtags,” one highly shared meme said.

Clark has been charged with second-degree murder. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in jail.


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Users are taking up IG's slack, posting massive numbers of "pink cloud pictures" to bury the grisly photos.


Hook Em Horns
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re: Instagram Star, Bianca Devins, murdered - pics of crime posted on social by bf
For the 50th time it wasn’t her boyfriend but a stalker. Stop calling him her boyfriend.


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re: Instagram Star, Bianca Devins, murdered - pics of crime posted on social by bf
Well... Pics?


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re: Instagram Star, Bianca Devins, murdered - pics of crime posted on social by bf
I'm pretty sure her sister said it was her bf that even spent time with the family and they trusted him.


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Saw the pics. Not the goriest I've seen but pretty messed up what he did to her.


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her throat allegedly slit by Brandon Clark, a 21-year-old she knew, according to local police. Clark allegedly uploaded photos of her bloodied body


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f convicted, he faces up to 25 years in jail.




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4chan did this


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Phil A Sheo
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Why can't IG just remove the pics??


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re: Instagram Star, Bianca Devins, murdered - pics of crime posted on social by bf
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For the 50th time it wasn’t her boyfriend but a stalker. Stop calling him her boyfriend.


Article I read earlier this morning said it was her BF. The murderers own brother confirmed that after trying to deflect death threats to his family. It was Yahoo news so chances are they got it wrong anyway.


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We have a mental health problem in this country. What a sick frick.


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I had to go down that rabbit hole and see the pics. frick you and this thread. That’s all.


skrayper
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Article I read earlier this morning said it was her BF. The murderers own brother confirmed that after trying to deflect death threats to his family. It was Yahoo news so chances are they got it wrong anyway.


Her sister confirmed they had been dating for a couple of months. Apparently they got into an argument on the way back from a concert.


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Twitter is a shitshow from girl streamers/instawhores about how this is an ‘all-male problem’ and that all men are to blame.

Despite the tragedy, the reaction has been nothing short of hilarious from these idiots, most of whom I can only assume didn’t know the individual.


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While the murder is obviously the most sickening thing here, its disheartening and depressing to see people find it amusing to "troll" around a teenager's murder, with pictures of the murder no less. What the frick. How can we get people to do better?


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Instagram Star


This shite needs to stop. Stop promoting these trash arse people. They aren’t ‘stars’. They are skanky arse whores who are willing to post scantily clad photos of themselves doing slutty poses only to be followed by nothing but thirsty arse dudes who want to do nothing but frick them. They are not ‘stars’



Rant over


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el Gaucho
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Johns have been killing whores since the beginning of time


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Instagram Star


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Some sick fricks out there


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re: Instagram Star, Bianca Devins, murdered - pics of crime posted on social by bf
I heard she would lead on all her “beta male orbiters” for money and drugs. You keep on using deranged, sad and pathetic people...well, this isn’t an unlikely outcome.

The internet brings out the worst in people.


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re: Instagram Star, Bianca Devins, murdered - pics of crime posted on social by bf
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While the murder is obviously the most sickening thing here, its disheartening and depressing to see people find it amusing to "troll" around a teenager's murder, with pictures of the murder no less. What the frick. How can we get people to do better?


Blow up the internet.


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