“Instagram Reality”: 50 Times People Fooled No One With Their Fake Pics Online (New Pics)

Anyone who’s no stranger to the picture-perfect world of Instagram knows that you have to take everything you see on there with a pinch of salt. Or rather a whole bag of it.

It only takes a glance at the heavily airbrushed photos and virtually unrecognizable selfies to see how saturated with editing and filters Instagram has become. This corner of Reddit known as the Instagram Reality subreddit has long been busting all the fakery online by sharing some of the biggest examples of faux pas found on social media.

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Below we wrapped up a new batch of surreal pics from the same subreddit that show people’s obsession with looking perfect on the screen at whatever cost.

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#1 One Of My Fav Influencers

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Instagram is notorious for the use of photo editing filters and lenses and it’s no secret that many influencers use them. There are many other apps and plugins that enhance a person’s appearance in the photographs uploaded there.

But there is a dark side of it that not many people who use these tools to achieve that picture-perfect ideal and seek unattainable beauty standards are willing to speak about. In 2019, a report showed that nearly half of Instagram influencers who were surveyed said their job as an influencer impacted their mental health, and 32% said it negatively impacted body image.

#2 These Actually Terrify Me!

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#3 Found This On A Japanese Musician’s Page. I Don’t Even Know What’s Going On – Is The Red Haired Dude Ok?

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#4 Damn, We Got Some Fine Elbows Up In Here

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Another study from 2017 ranked Instagram as the most dangerous social media platform in regards to young people’s mental health because along with other photo and video-based apps like Snapchat and TikTok, it offers filters and lenses that dramatically change the way someone looks.

The psychologists who research the influence of social media on mental health argue that many people feel upset that their real appearance doesn’t match with how they look online. This is extremely dangerous and can potentially cause body dysmorphia, a mental disorder in which someone fixates on and obsesses over one or more of their perceived physical flaws or defects, according to the Mayo Clinic.

#5 Let Me Just Tuck My Hair Behind My Eyelash Real Quick

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#6 Her vs. His Insta Post

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#7 How Delusional Are You From 1 To This Person?

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But this is far from the only threat lurking in the social media apps. Another danger is a threat to our privacy and security, something that many apps are extremely vulnerable in. So to find out about that side of the coin, Bored Panda spoke with a cybersecurity expert at NordVPN named Daniel Markuson.

Markuson unexplained that “photo editing apps usually demand various permissions for a person’s camera, photo library, location, microphone, and much more. Nobody would want any of this information to be accessed by a malicious third party, not to mention that some of those apps can even use a person’s camera without their consent.”

#8 Your Sleep Paralysis Demon Stood At The Edge Of Your Bed

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#9 Difference From A Live Performance And A Video

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#10 God I Hate Snapchat

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In order to make sure that their privacy will not be compromised while editing their photos, Markuson argues, “users should pay attention to the legitimacy of the apps they choose to download from the app store.”

Markuson also listed some of the things that they should consider before downloading an app: “Photo editing apps are non-essential. The fewer apps a person has, the less data they collect and store.” Markuson’s advice is as follows: “if you can edit your photos on social media apps, like Instagram – do so.”

#11 I’ve Never Seen A More Accurate Description

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#12 This One Made Me Laugh!

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#13 This ‘Influencer’ Claims She Only Uses Filters To Adjust The Colours. Instagram On Left, Reality On Right

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Moreover, Markuson reminds everyone that some of the top-ranked apps collect their users’ data and later use it for marketing or malicious purposes. “Read the Terms of Service before using the app,” he suggested.

Another important thing is to pay attention to permission demanded by the app. “Your photo editing app doesn’t need to know where you are when you edit your photos, or who is on your contact list.”

Markuson concluded that “the safe choice would be to use apps created by trustworthy, well-known companies, which are known to be more responsible with their users’ data.”

#14 Everyone Looks Normal Except

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#15 Youtuber Who Always Looks Different In Each Of Her Pictures

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#16 Asian Photoshopping

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#17 What She Look Like vs. Instagram

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#18 Yeah…

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#19 Imagine Looking Like #2 And Still Feeling The Need To Filter Yourself Into Oblivion

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#20 Same Person, Right?

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#21 Saw This Guy On Tinder. Looks Like He Photoshopped Someone Else’s Head On His Body

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#22 You’re Id Card Won’t Lie

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#23 Something About Her Head Just Seems Off

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#24 Some Editing May Have Taken Place

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#25 This Hair Stylist Adding Filters After His Work

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#26 Small Face, Weird Big Fingers Wtf !

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#27 I Cried Laughing. Can You See It?

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#28 Before And “After”. Based Off An “8 Week Study”, Yet Has 3 Pimples In The Exact Same Spot With No Change In Size Or Color. I Really Hate Misleading Ads

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#29 Popular Tiktoker Claims She Uses No Filters

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#30 That’s Her Strong Arm

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#31 Why Do They Think We Don’t Know What They Look Like…

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#32 Do The Wavy Leg!!

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#33 Also A Case Of Ig vs. Reality

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#34 Skin Texture We Don’t Know Her

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#35 I – Um-

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#36 From Skinny To Slenderman

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#37 Zoom In On The Nose

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#38 Probably One Of The Worst I’ve Ever Seen. And All Of Her Photos Look Like This And No One Calls Her Out For It

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#39 Seen On Ig Explore Page

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#40 Just A Tad Bit Heavy On The Hips, Just A Tad Bit

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#41 Look Guys My Waist Is The Same Size As My Arms!

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#42 Pic vs. Video, Both Posted By Her. She’s Already So Skinny To Begin With /:

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#43 I Can’t Believe She Posted This…

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#44 The Entire Profile Is Like This. Are Normally Shaped Heads Out Of Fashion?

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#45 It’s Like Her Hair Is Afraid To Touch Her Butt

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#46 Her Waist Is Smaller Than Her Head

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#47 Looks Like A Minecraft Wall And Door

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#48 Actually Found One In The Wild. While Scrolling Pinterest. Look At Her Waist!

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#49 When You Mutilate Your Crotch For The Sake Of A Thigh Gap. (Also, Everything Else)

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#50 We’ve All Seen Face Smoothing, But The Clone Stamp Arm Gone Wrong??

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