Did you know that in the Alexa top 50 most popular websites on the planet, 3 of those sites are pornographic websites? Amongst Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Instagram. However, some social media giants still seem to want to suppress content of an expressive artistic nature, despite it not actually breaking their community guidelines. Instagram is the latest culprit to come under fire from artists and creators in what seems to be an indiscreet operation to silence those that may have professional links to what could be considered as ‘Sex Work’. “Last year, we protested outside the IG HQ in London with 60 other Sex Workers and made the national news,” says Rebecca Crow, a globally popular sex worker that also goes by the name katsandcrows. “This protest is for ANYONE who has been affected by Instagram's stigma forming and outright harmful censorship. Sex Workers, LGBTQ+ communities, self-harm recovery/fighters, fat bodies, activist artists and ALL ALLIES!” she goes onto say.
Instagram claim they wish to keep their platform safe due to the fact you only need to be 13 to open an account. How about they take steps instead to ensure people under the age of 18 do not see content that could be classed as adult in nature, or better yet, stop offering your platform to children? A 13-year-old does not need to have a social media account for any reason.
I started my career as a music journalist in 2013 and have been involved in the music industry as a touring musician, studio engineer and artist consultant since 2002, as well as previously being a signed artist. My passion for delivering high quality, informative music-related news is a daily driving force behind the content I create. Also a huge gaming nerd! Born in the United Kingdom and currently living in Sweden. Skål!CONTACT ME HERE
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