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Conde Nast Traveler

Conde Nast Traveler's Instagram account @cntraveler (2.1 million followers) reposted someone's poppy picture from the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve.  Pictures included in the original post showed the photographers off trail and sitting in and on the poppies.  When this was brought to @cntravelers attention, what did they do?  Take the picture down and apologize?  Nope. They removed the credit that was originally given to the original poster (is that a copyright violation?) and edited the caption of their post to say “This photo was taken from a trail" which is clearly a straight up lie.

The compilation of photos below shows the @cntraveler post, three pictures by the original poster, as well as a DM conversation with @cntravler where they insist that "the photographer took the necessary precautions to not hurt the environment."

The @cntraveler post has since been removed from Instagram, but an apology was never issued for reposting harmful content AND lying about it has yet to be issued.