Instagram deletes account advertising ASU COVID-19 parties

Instagram has removed an account that claimed to throw COVID parties at Arizona State University

It is unclear who ran the account. ASU’s lawsuit names “John Doe aka ‘asu—covid.parties’” as the defendant alongside Facebook.

The lawsuit also alleged the account engaged in the unauthorized use of the university’s trademark and school colors.

One alumnus threatened to cut off support for ASU because the person thought the account was affiliated with the university, the lawsuit said. The account also spread false information about the university, ASU argued.

There has been no evidence that any person associated with the account held any coronavirus-related parties.