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Coleen Rooney gives a masterclass in online privacy

The influencer's social media sleuthing shows the value of platforms giving users more control

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
9th October, 2019
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Coleen Rooney: suspected someone was leaking stories from her private Instagram groups to the media. Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

The reactions to Coleen Rooney’s big reveal about her Instagram sting began with laughs, quickly evolved into memes and then ended up with everyone realising she is basically Michael Corleone at the end of The Godfather.

For those who were not drawn into the social media frenzy, Rooney, an online influencer and the wife of footballer Wayne Rooney, suspected someone was leaking stories from her private Instagram groups to the media. She used...

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