C. Lauderbach

NAME: C. Lauderbach
PLATFORM & USERNAME: Insta – @altstlphoto
CENSORSHIP: Account, Shadow & Content ban

What reason was given for your ban?

Bot activity (I had 1k followers), Nudity, Sexual solicitation.

Why do you think your post(s) was censored?

Nude art. Although my photos were censored covering all nipples/groin, they were/are still deleted.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?

I appeal every takedown and the account removal. I would get back about 85% of the takedowns, the account removal I have appealed at least 5 times and received no response of any kind.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

It’s chilling. It is arbitrary. Completely censored photos are removed, no different than any others. Other profiles have less censored photos that stay up. Because they are not consistent, you have no idea what is allowed and what is not.

What’s one thing you want people to know about this topic?

Their rules are infantile and they don’t even follow their own rules.