NAME: India Jaggon
PLATFORM & USERNAME: Insta – @dyketactics
CENSORSHIP: Shadow ban, content ban
What reason was given for your ban?
Sexual content/ solicitation.
Why do you think your post(s) was censored?
Because they show queer joy and sexuality. I run a queer erotica magazine (@rub.mag) even though we censor all content even words like ‘dyke’ have got our posts taken down.
Were you able to appeal and what was the response?
Tried to report a few times but the threats from Instagram to delete my account made me not continue.
What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?
As I am trying to platform marginalised people and queer sexuality it feels frustrating. It makes me feel like marginalised people are never going to be given a fair chance and platform to thrive and take up space.
What’s one thing you want people to know about this topic?
This kind of censorship is a tool to stop marginalised people taking up space, it comes from internal biased power structures.