Censorship

Fashion

Michaela Stark designs lingerie that celebrates the body in all its forms

The Australian artist’s handmade pieces and intimate self-portraits subvert traditional ideas of what's considered flattering.
Laura Pitcher
8.17.20
Photography

AdeY’s striking, minimalist photographs capture dancers in the nude

The artist, dancer and choreographer, uses the human form to create a utopian world where there’s equality of sexuality, gender and race.
Emma Russell
7.1.20
News

A new report says TikTok moderators have been censoring content by ‘unattractive’ users

Videos that have “low quality” traits, such as “abnormal body shape”, “ugly facial looks”, or "dwarfism" have been filtered out of the “For You” explore page, severely limiting their reach.
Jenna Mahale
3.17.20
News

Tiktok is opening a ‘transparency centre’

The initiative, which will allow outsiders to see how the app moderates content, comes after allegations of censorship.
Roisin Lanigan
3.12.20
News

Instagram censors Grimes' naked pregnancy announcement

Her see-through stomach and visible nipples didn’t cut the platform’s strict nudity policy.
Rolien Zonneveld
1.9.20
News

Instagram is now warning users about their offensive captions

This is just the latest step in the platforms fight against online bullying.
Tom George
12.17.19
Photography

'terms & conditions' celebrates the uncensored female form

"Gendered censorship reflects societal fears and the power dynamics that keep the female body sexualized, rather than understood."
Jack Sunnucks
4.9.19
Photography

surreal photos of strangers and lovers in a paris hotel

No. 223 (aka Lin Zhipeng) took over the Hôtel Grand Amour for three days, capturing models he found on Instagram — "All Asians. And older than 18!" -- in playfully erotic posts.
Sarah Moroz
11.14.18
Think Pieces

this week in homophobic bias and hypocrisy

Instagram’s censorship of an image of gay couple kissing proves there’s still a long way to go.
Georgie Wright
7.6.18
News

this picture of two men kissing was deleted by instagram because it violates community guidelines

An image we shared last week from photographer Stella Asia Consonni was promptly deleted by the social media platform. Olly Alexander, Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall and Sink the Pink’s Glyn Fussell all took to Instagram to protest.
Georgie Wright
7.2.18
Opinion

spotify are blacklisting r kelly from playlists: who should be next and where do we draw the line?

Yesterday, the streaming giant announced that R Kelly’s music will no longer appear in its company owned playlists. That brings up some interesting questions about censorship and the moral ambiguity of enjoying art by certain individuals.
Alim Kheraj
5.11.18
Think Pieces

is censoring art ever right?

Last week, Manchester Art Gallery removed JW Waterhouse’s 1896 Hylas and the Nymphs from display. Approximately three minutes later, all hell broke loose.
Matthew Whitehouse
2.9.18
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