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Popular photo sharing app stirs controversy

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Social Media is making it easy to send and share photos.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and now Snapchat.

It's the newest photo sharing app. You send a photo and just seconds later, it disappears forever -- but the instant delete feature is getting a lot of feedback.

Also in Facebook news, you may have heard Arizona is looking to pass a law that would prevent someone from creating a fake Facebook account.

The law would make online impersonation a crime and it could be combined with current state laws on identity theft -- meaning heftier sentences, but there is controversy because of the First Amendment.

The bill would make it a felony to create a website or profile in someone else's name with the intention to "harm, defraud, intimidate or threaten." Sending an email or text that appears to come from someone else with the intention to harm or defraud would be a misdemeanor.

In 2012, the state passed a bill that banned online harassment and threats.

California, Texas, New York and Washington have a similar law.

Video: FOX 10's Kristin Anderson reports.

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