PLATFORM & USERNAME: Instagram @dodopotato
CENSORSHIP: Shadow ban
What reason was given for your ban?
Nudity & sexual solicitation.
Why do you think your post(s) was censored?
Because I was wearing minimal clothing and as a larger person the algorithm picks up my nakedness more than a skinnier person.
Were you able to appeal and what was the response?
Yes and often the posts were put back just to get removed again a few days/weeks/months later.
What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?
It stresses me out because I get a lot of work via Instagram and it makes me frustrated and upset because I just want to share nice images but also I get frustrated about how emotional I get about INSTAGRAM, lol.
What’s one thing you want people to know about this topic?
Fuck the internet for especially targeting marginalised bodies.