Let’s Talk About Social Media Censorship and the @apagunion fight!

When people say “well if I get kicked off of social media that’s an attack on my free speech or my first amendment right.

That’s just not true. Social media platforms are not the public sphere. These are private companies and like it or not you don’t get a say in what their rules are.

This climate on social media has become an oppression Olympics with all sides claiming they are the most oppressed, or I’m the most censored. The rules of what content is allowed online are made exclusively by people at the company.

How those rules are enforced is something most of us know very little about.

The question of who should regulate speech online is a challenging one.

The answer is not the government. That’s something we in the adult industry learned early on. The answer is never the government.

That we know. But just who should regulate it then?

It does have to be the platform, it’s just that very few people like the idea of big private companies regulating speech,

Porn Stars in part make a living by being able to communicate with their fans online.

People may not agree with the type of work sex workers do, but that doesn’t mean they have the right to silence them.

That’s okay to disagree but it’s not okay to shut down their voice simply because their views or lifestyle are not the same as theirs.

Political conservatives are quick to claim that big tech censors them unfairly, especially over the last year but they’ve been doing it to porn stars for years!

The question is, what can be done about it?

The rules that social media companies enforce are arbitrary. They punish a porn star for showing too much skin, but then allow a supermodel or a Kardashian to post a photo of herself naked.

Just last week supermodel Emily Ratajkowski posted a series of completely naked photos of herself.

Time and again porn stars have had their accounts completely shut down for less.

Kendall Jenner is also known to post quite a few risque photos on Instagram including underboob, nipples, and large amounts of bare skin.

Cosmo magazine even did an entire story on 72 of the hottest Kendall Jenner’s naked photos on Instagram.

I’m not hating on the girl. She’s incredibly beautiful and should be able to show off her body if she wants to. My only complaint is that she isn’t held to the same standards as adult performers are.

If Kendall Jenner can show you her butt on Instagram, why can’t porn stars?

There is a rumor that you can’t show more than 60% skin or the Instagram algorithm will flag the photo as inappropriate.

Now let me show you something.

Kendall Jenner Instagram

How can you tell me that the 60% rule is applied equally?

Because you can’t possibly tell me Kendall Jenner has covered more than 10% of her body.

Here is a list of celebs that have posted risque and/or nudes on their Instagram pages.

  • Chrissy Teigan
  • Jessie J
  • Lily Allen
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Kendall Jenner
  • Kaia Gerber
  • Vanessa Hudgens
  • Lizzo
  • Bella Thorne
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Gweneth Paltrow
  • John Stamos
  • Josh Brolin
  • Darren Criss
  • Hallee Berry
  • Lisa Rinna
  • Joanna Krupa
  • Kate Hudson
  • Emily Ratajkowski
  • FKA Twigs
  • Justin Bieber
  • Rihanna
  • Donnie Wahlberg
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Geraldo Rivera
  • Adrienna Curry
  • Chelsea Handler
  • John Legend

There are more. MANY MANY MANY more. But I don’t need to list them all, do I? I’m sure by now you get the point.

Here is a Miley Cyrus Instagram post showing you her nipples.

If a sex worker was to post that exact same post, she would have her account shut down.

Alana Evans, the present of the APAG Union has been rather public with her battle against Instagram’s policies.

But she can’t do it alone. If you want to make a difference you should consider joining the APAG Union, which I think now has something like a 1,000 members.

The question is, will you stand up and help fight the good fight?

Every person that joins in the fight makes a difference.

It’s not a fight that can be won alone. They need every single person to join them, united against unfair censorship.

If you want to learn more about the APAG Union you can visit their website APAGunion.com or follow them on Twitter @APAGunion.


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