Hundreds of pornstars and sex workers have had their Instagram accounts deleted. Performers and campaigners are demanding they be treated the same as all other performers by bosses at the social media platform. Alana Evans, president of the Adult Performers Actors Guild, is one of those fighting for the rights of women in the industry and says she has collected more than 1, names of people who have had their accounts removed - despite not showing any explicit content.
By James Pero For Dailymail. BBC reports that at least 1, adult performers say their profiles have been deleted by Instagram despite not ever showing nudity or sex. Performers say their posts are subject to a double-standard and that similar images posted by users who aren't in the porn industry are allowed to remain on the platform without scrutiny. According to Instagram's guidelines, the platform does not allow 'photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks. It also includes some photos of female nipples. In June, adult performers were among the professionals who protested outside of Instagram's office to draw attention to what they view as unfair treatment. Rallies led to discussions between performers and the platform on how to develop an appeal process but have since stalled out and. While some performers have gotten their accounts reinstated after filing a complaint with Instagram, the platform and its parent company Facebook have continued to draw a hard line over adult performers and sexual content on their sites. The new guidelines also state that the emojis cannot be used to cover up body parts. Though the change affects sex workers who are no longer be able to use the digital icons to sell services on both Facebook and Instagram it may also sweep up other users who simply use the emojis to joke or talk about sex.
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Over 1, adult performers are accusing Instagram of unfairly deleting their post and accounts, Thomas Fabbri at BBC first reported. Members of the Adult Performers Actors Guild APAG say that their posts and sometimes entire accounts were deleted for violating community standards, although they say they didn't post any nudity or sexual content. The performers' take issue with what they see as Instagram's unequal enforcement of rules. Director Erika Lust pointed out a double standard, that male celebrities especially have much more leeway posting suggestive content.
Sex censorship online is not new. Her group, a chapter of the federally recognized International Entertainment Adult Union, advocates for performers. Instagram asked for the meeting after sex workers protested outside its London offices in May and APAG planned a similar action at its Silicon Valley headquarters.