Johnny Smith

NAME: Johnny Smith
CENSORSHIP: Account, Content Ban, Shadow Ban

What reason was given for your ban?

That my content was harmful to the community because it depicted nudity and/or sexuality.

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

I have a theory that people that I didn’t politically align with were reporting my posts.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?

I did and never heard back.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

I am losing followers regularly and hardly gaining any. At my height, I had 111K. Now I have 92.5K. It will probably be down to 92.4K by the time I hit submit on this form. I am also trying to monetize omy account and am now being shadowbanned as a result. It is presenting a serious challenge since I have less exposure and a very limited audience. I had people who didn’t even realize they couldn’t see me profile nor understood why my posts were never in their feed.

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

How do I get rid of a shadowban? I tried staying off of IG for over 2 weeks, I appealed to no response, I present tamer content and I don’t use hashtags but nothing.

It feels like a losing battle.