Why is Instagram deleting the accounts of hundreds of porn stars?

Why is Instagram deleting the accounts of hundreds of porn stars?
Hundreds of porn stars and sex workers had their Instagram accounts deleted this year, and many say that they re being held to a different standard than mainstream celebrities.

"I should be able to model my Instagram account on Sharon Stone or any other verified profile, but the reality is that doing that would get me deleted," says Alana Evans, president of the Adult Performers Actors Guild and one of the leading voices in the battle that adult stars are waging to stay on the platform.

Ms Evans group has collected a list of more than 1,300 performers who claim that their accounts have been deleted by Instagram s content moderators for violations of the site s community standards, despite not showing any nudity or sex.

"They discriminate against us because they don t like what we do for a living," Ms Evans says.

Image caption Performers say that even posts such as these are consistently reported as inappropriate - and they have no idea why

The campaigning led to a meeting with Instagram representatives in June, followed by the establishment of a new appeal system for removed accounts. During the summer, however, the talks halted and accounts belonging to adult performers have continued to be deleted.

Ms Evans was particularly upset when the account of porn star Jessica Jaymes was removed after her death in September .
News Topics :
Similar Articles :
Porn stars and sex workers say that Instagram keeps deleting their accounts — even when their posts don’t violate the site’s content standards, according to a new BBC News story...
Top Stories
LOS ANGELES The adult film industry announced a moratorium on the making of porn films Wednesday after an actor tested positive for HIV. The performer was not immediately identified...
Top Stories
None of us wanted it to be over, writes Prof. Noble in Porn Studies, a brand new academic journal that made its much anticipated debut online this week. It is published by...
Pornography, however, is much weirder than music, both as concept and as industry; and so, unsurprisingly, the emergent properties of the overturning of the porn industry are much weirder too,...
Can we talk about porn I mean, we do talk about porn, all the time we acknowledge that it exists and that maybe we watch it, or we wring...