NAME: Joe Kibria
PLATFORM & USERNAME: Insta – @joekibria
CENSORSHIP: Shadow Ban
What reason was given for your ban?
I haven’t received any.
Why do you think your post(s) was censored?
Since I began posting more images from protests, including Trans Pride and Free Palestine, my “engagement” has bombed. If I post something much less “politically sensitive”, it’ll go up again.
Were you able to appeal and what was the response?
There’s no ability to appeal a shadow ban.
What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?
Restriction of reach for what are important issues I want people to discuss.
What’s one thing you want people to know about this topic?
Freedom of speech is severely eroding under the corporate eye of social media companies.