Chris Rathore

NAME: Chris Rathore

What reason was given for your ban?

The typical reason is “goes against our community guidelines” when it did nothing of that sort.

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

Mostly my male exotic art nudes were the only ones that have been removed and bare in mind they have all back poses or side poses. Many times I even pixelate or put a sticker on them to censor them myself, and they still got removed.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?

Yes, only once was my post was put back just to be removed again after a few days.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

Pushed inside. I feel pushed away as I cannot share my work freely. Hence I had to build a whole new area on my website where I could keep expressing myself.

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

No matter the digital censorship, live uncensored in your real life.