NAME: ALICE BURNHOPE
CENSORSHIP: Account ban
What reason was given for your ban?
No reason just against community guidelines.
Why do you think your post(s) was censored?
Because I mentioned the word bum to describe my sculptures and due to being linked to the Hayward gallery.
Were you able to appeal and what was the response?
I tried but they blocked my account and logged me out.
What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?
Scared, the power they have over small businesses is terrifying.
What’s one thing you want people to know about this topic?
Instagram is a tool, but it’s not in your control.
Move to newsletters if you’re a small business, Instagram has the power to remove your business without hesitation.