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Instagram’s ban on #curvy
Anybody using the social media platform Instagram knows about it’s protocols on nudity: since the #freethenipple campaign became a success the debate over the portrayal of women’s bodies is a topical one.
Instagram is taking another precaution to try and control images that may violate their terms. This time a block on certain hashtags. In particular the hashtag #curvy has come into the spotlight and is now unsearchable on Instagram!
Curva invited an Instagram spokesperson to comment, they said: “The decision to block this hashtag has nothing to do with the term “curvy” itself…In this case, #curvy was being used to share content that violates our guidelines around nudity.”
It isn’t a completely logical explanation but it does raise some questions. The hashtag #skinny isn’t banned for instance. Is being curvy synonymous with being overtly and explicitly sexual? You can also find pornographic content on a…
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