Instagram Quietly Admitted Algorithm Bias… But How Will They Fight It?

Following the #BlackLivesMatter protests, Instagram have pledged to do better to promote diversity on their platform, making big promises for change. In doing so, they obliquely admitted algorithm bias exists on the platform (something they hadn’t done so far). Following my experience with anti-censorship campaign EveryBODYVisible and my research on online moderation, I’ve once again … More Instagram Quietly Admitted Algorithm Bias… But How Will They Fight It?

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Instagram Refuses To Meet About Fairer Moderation

Yesterday, a group of artists, pole dancers, sex workers, allies, LBTQIA+ people and more gathered outside of Instagram’s London HQ for a dance party/ protest – only to be ignored by Insta. In the past month or so, more news have come out about Instagram and Facebook’s moderation techniques, EveryBODYVisible has come back from the … More Instagram Refuses To Meet About Fairer Moderation

Algwhoreithms: Why Social Media Censor Women Over Hate Speech

It’s been an eventful week in cyber sexy land – she says, on Wednesday night. I was interviewed by the BBC’s amazing “unofficial porn expert” Thomas Fabbri for an article on Instagram censorship and quoted in The Next Web‘s piece together with indie porn director Erika Lust. Salty World leaked Facebook’s community guidelines for nudity … More Algwhoreithms: Why Social Media Censor Women Over Hate Speech