Joe Kibria

NAME: Joe Kibria
PLATFORM & USERNAME: Insta – @joekibria

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.