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Inside Instagram's Nipple Ban

25:53 | Oct 27th, 2019

4 recommendations

Instagram censors almost all photographs of female nipples on its platform. The impact of this policy is much larger than you might think, affecting both art and identity. Featuring: @raindovemodel @...Show More


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rmmiller364 recommended:May 25th, 2020

Instagram is an important way that artists reach audiences; however, the platform’s ban on nudity leads to artists self-censoring their art. How can Instagram give artists the freedom to express themselves without allowing the app to be flooded with pornography? The second half of this episode also ...Show More

I thought this episode was:

💬 A great conversation
🤔 Thought-provoking

phocks recommended:May 25th, 2020

Really interesting look at a complex policy.

I thought this episode was:

😲 Fascinating
👍 Well-produced

tvidatko recommended:May 25th, 2020

I recommend this episode to anyone who doesn't realize why is 'nipple ban' problematic. And to people who are like me and always forget that America has different approach to nudity. 🤫 TBH I still don't get why would IG remove Grimes pregnancy photo while they don't care about Madonna's recent phot...Show More

I thought this episode was:

💬 A great conversation
🤔 Thought-provoking

mmMay 25th, 2020

@tvidatko Just looked up the Madonna photo. Because she covered it with sheer?! But seriously, makes no sense like you said.

mm recommended:May 25th, 2020

“We are dealing with a business, not a human being. We are dealing with a business that affects human beings. We conflate it because it has such a big effect on human experiences" "By playing it safe, Instagram is being complicit to a society that says we should be ashamed that we were born into a ...Show More

I thought this episode was:

😢 Moving
💬 A great conversation
🤔 Thought-provoking