Marissa Charles-Wagg

NAME: Marissa Charles-Wagg
CENSORSHIP: Shadow & Content ban

What reason was given for your ban?

No details were given other than it went against community guidelines. It was a post with myself recreating a Playboy cover that showed NO banned body parts. Another post I had was taken down because of a slightly sheer top I wore and then another was taken down because I highlighted an issue with certain clothing brands and their ethical practices. I did do extensive research before I posted but within a minute it was removed.

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

I think It’s probably certain words rather than images themselves.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?

Yes, I did but got no response.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

I am feeling strangled by what I can post and my creativity is being stifled.

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

I want to be a voice for making people wake up to the damaging effect censorship will have on the next generation. I am worried that younger people are being rewarded for being blind to the implications and are posting reels/TikTok’s that don’t promote any of the individualism that young people have.