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The popular photo-sharing app Instagram has removed dozens of photos and video clips from its social network after it discovered they had been being shared without their permission.
The photo-sharing app said it had removed a total of 4,724 of the 2.7 million photos and 6,746 videos posted by users.
The company has also taken down some of the videos, which it said had been shared without the users permission.
However, a spokesperson for Instagram told The Wall Street Journal that it was taking the steps it took to address the issue and was working to get all of its users to stop sharing images and videos that are illegal in the United States.
“We take all of our content very seriously, and we have taken steps to remove images and video content that we believe violates our terms and policies,” the spokesperson told the Journal.
“While this is a rare occurrence, we do not always have the resources to remove content as quickly as we would like.”
According to Instagram, users can see how many items are removed in the privacy settings, or can report content to the social network.
The company said that it had already removed some of its content from the app and that it has “no plans” to remove any more.
The move comes as other social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, have struggled to deal with a surge in illegal content.
Instagram, which was founded in 2005, has more than two billion users worldwide.