NAME: Verena
CENSORSHIP: Shadow ban

What reason was given for your ban?

I removed followers who I didn’t like or seemed funny to me, after that I got shadow banned and never ever got any more followers/likes.

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

I think they also don’t like it when you remove a bunch of people yourself.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?

Yes. No response.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

I’m shocked that you get censored for removing accounts you don’t feel comfortable with following you, especially because I removed a lot of men because I felt uncomfortable about the way they were dm-ing. I felt intimated and also discouraged concerning the development and reach of my photography. Before the ban, I also enjoyed having a voice and connecting with people thanks to my posts.

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

Play along or go play on your own.