Rob Kardashian receives Instagram suspension, could run afoul of revenge porn law

It seem that the on-again-off-again relationship between Rob Kardashian and his ex-fiancé, Blac Chyna, hit a whole new level today.  Kardashian took to Instagram to lay out all the dirty laundry (well, at least the new dirty laundry) about the mother of his child.  Believe me, it was a lot.  He accused her of sleeping with multiple men when they were together.  He wrote that some of the men Blac Chyna dated began asking him for money.  He also stated that his is still financing her living situation despite his having custody of their child.

Blac Chyna responded by accusing Rob Kardashian of multiple infidelities.  She has since deleted her posts.

Now that we gotten the gossip out of the way, let’s get down to what’s relevant for us.  Rob Kardashian didn’t stop at just pouring out his emotions.  No, he took it several steps past the line of good sense.

In his barrage of Instagram posts, he included explicit nude photos of his ex. Maybe it was due to his celebrity or simply a desire to cut him a break but, Instagram took down the offending posts.  So, what did Rob do?  He put them right back up.  Right now, if you go looking for them on his account, you won’t find them.  in fact, you won’t find any of his posts on Instagram.  You see, Rob Kardashian violated a number of the service’s rules and his account was suspended.  Instagram’s terms of service states “(y)ou may not post violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic or sexually suggestive photos or other content via the Service”.

Additionally, he posted what were, allegedly, phone numbers of the guys she dated that were texting him for money.  This was also a violation of Instagram’s terms.

It should also be noted that, after his account was suspended, he posted these same nudes to Twitter.  The service took down the posts and he hasn’t been suspended there, yet.

An Instagram suspension may not be the only sanction Kardashian receives.  California has a “revenge porn” law on the books.  According to some legal minds, his posts fit the very criteria established for what constitutes “revenge porn”.  This law carries jail time of up to 6 months in jail and opens him up to be sued for damages.

Though yesterday was July 4th, it appears that today was the day Rob Kardashian chose to set off fireworks and, possibly, blow up his life.

An opinionated technologist, JP launched Death By Social Media when he saw just how easily and how often people's misunderstanding/abuse of social media created personal catastrophes. As a result, he wanted to provide a resource that would provide cautionary tales for those seeking to avoid similar fates.