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As appear by the BBC, APAG’s president, Alana Evans, said: “I should be able to model my Instagram annual on Sharon Stone or any other absolute profile, but the absoluteness is that doing that would get me deleted. They discriminate adjoin us because they don’t like that we do for a living.”

ved their accounts in the past year, with many saying they’re being held to a altered accepted than boilerplate celebrities. The Adult Performers Actors Guild (APAG), a federal-recognized union for workers in the US film industry, has aggregate a list of over 1,300 performers who claim their accounts have been unfairly deleted by the platforms moderators for ‘violations of the site’s association standards’ — admitting not assuming any nudity or sex.

As appear by the BBC, APAG’s president, Alana Evans, said: “I should be able to model my Instagram annual on Sharon Stone or any other absolute profile, but the absoluteness is that doing that would get me deleted. They discriminate adjoin us because they don’t like that we do for a living.”

Even when models don’t show nudity or write annihilation that the belvedere considers NSFW, the union acicular out assorted cases were accounts were censored admitting not actionable any of this site’s association guidelines. 

Double standards on Facebook’s platforms

As a belvedere that blocks the phrase “men are trash,” yet allows “women are trash” on its platform, it should come as no abruptness that Facebook and its accessory aggregation Instagram don’t bless women taking buying of their own body.

There are acutely accessible double standards on the social networks according to Erika Lust, an award-winning Swedish erotic film director. “The Dan Bilzerians of the world are free to keep sending their misogynistic bulletin that women are only accessories to their lavish lifestyle. When Dan posts a account using a naked woman as a table to rest his trophy, he’s not censored,” Lust told TNW. 

“But when Rupi Kaur posts a photo of her fully clothed in bed with a period stain she is censored… what bulletin does this send? It tells me that we live in a male-dominated world that doesn’t want the status quo changed, where media allows commodification of women but keeps censoring their bodies when they take buying of it,” Lust added. “What stops any men from doing this in real life if this is the bulletin social media keeps sending out?”

In recent months, campaigners have called out the belvedere for “excessive censorship” after pole dancer and blogger “Bloggeronpole” had her posts censored and belted from ‘search’ for absolute ‘#poledancing’ and ‘#femalefitness.’ Although Instagram later apologized and afflicted its policy around censored hashtags, it continues to block or bind tags that may be used to share agreeable in abuse of its guidelines. 

“Celebrities keep their pictures, but we can’t even post a video of us alive out in a bikini,” Bloggeronpole told the BBC. “If you are using your body in one way or another, even for apprenticeship or to advance body positivity, you can’t do it anymore because of the way social media is being run.”

If social media continues to purge NSFW accounts and take ascendancy of people’s sexual expression, the future looks bleak. Also, Instagram is missing out on an befalling to facilitate and abutment important conversations — decidedly as discussions and notions of female are acceptable more nuanced as time moves forward.

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