PLATFORM & USERNAME: Instagram – @asun_lola_photo
CENSORSHIP: Shadow ban
What reason was given for your ban?
None was given.
Why do you think your post(s) was censored?
I don’t really know the reason, but my posts are only shown to 30-40 people!. it is more frustrating when you see the statistics because from that 40 people 28 go to see my profile, so the numbers are good on a small scale, but I want to reach more people. I’m trying to become a photographer and Instagram which is supposed to be good for visibility is just frustrating me.
What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?
I was so frustrated for a while that I thought of leaving photography altogether, but I decided I’ll keep going with it.
What’s one thing you want people to know about this topic?
I want people to know that when a tool is supposed to help you connect with people it doesn’t necessarily actually let people know that you exist, go and make it visible by yourself.