Brian Hoff [Medium]: “But here’s the kicker: the new owner of the @kathleen username on Instagram is a current Facebook / Instagram employee. Yes, you read that correctly.”
This is something I think about from time to time. Losing my “Fahrni” account name on Twitter for some random reason. These services are FREE, right? Yes, which means most of them reserve the right to take your account name at any time, for any reason.
While I know they’re free and they can take them at any time, this move, by a Facebook or Instagram employee, is super scummy and you would think they would have policies in place to prevent this type of activity.