Chris Borshawa

NAME: Chris Borshawa
CENSORSHIP: Account ban

What reason was given for your ban?

I was not given a reason by Instagram.

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

Likely because social media apps only cater to heteronormative content. Because my work is oftentimes about male sexuality, even if it’s tasteful, it’s considered inappropriate.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?

I appealed my account removal for an entire year and had no response.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

My account of 10 years was removed, meaning I had to restart my online business from scratch, during the pandemic when it was hard enough to get work. I lost all my content and all my followers

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

Censorship at times is appropriate, however, it has to apply to all parties involved, not just one group or individual based on their content.