Mai Hem

NAME: Mai Hem
CENSORSHIP: Shadow ban

What reason was given for your ban?


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

I’m not ‘influential’ enoug/don’t contribute to paid advertising etc.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?


What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

The global control that the ‘metaverse’ has upon someone’s social media content has left me feeling helpless when it comes to pursuing my artistic passions to the point where I cannot see how anyone becomes successful. Unless they are already successful and as such influential enough to be Instagram ‘worthy’.

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

Artistic expression should not be devalued by an algorithm based on money, business and superficial popularity.