Censorship

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 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 sexualised, rather than understood."
Jack Sunnucks
4.10.19
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
Culture

pussy riot’s nadya tolokonnikova talks us through her new protest project: immersive theatre

With her Pussy Riot run news service and new theatre production, Nadya Tolokonnikova is hoping to educate the world on the brutal Russian prison system.
Frankie Dunn
7.25.17
News

instagram deleted harley weir’s account over period blood

Social media still can't deal with women's bodies.
Clementine de Pressigny
9.7.16
Art

stephanie sarley on art, censorship and why her work makes people feel so uncomfortable

Meet the artist behind the controversial Fruit Fingering series.
Tish Weinstock
8.16.16
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