PLATFORM & USERNAME: Instagram – @Sym_B_Osis
CENSORSHIP: Shadow & Content ban
What reason was given for your ban?
Why do you think your post(s) was censored?
My Friends and I were having rational discussions about mental health, and questions about underlying motives related to quarantine.
Were you able to appeal and what was the response?
Yes, I appealed under the Fair Use Act (a friend did a brief DJ set during a weekly Live I used to host) the post was restored. I also have multiple screenshots & photos of what I believe to be evidence of shadow banning.
What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?
Occasional flairs in anxiety/anger at the platforms for repressing alternative narrative. Also, a renewed conviction in my path, and work to promote positivity, collaboration & equality.
What’s one thing you want people to know about this topic?
If you have to sneak in the shadows to silence voices attempting to spread knowledge & understanding….then you’re on the wrong team.