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Here's the Latest Photo of a Woman Instagram Has Censored

Just when the future of Instagram was looking so bright.
By Courtney Sanders, 22 Apr 2015
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Here's the Latest Photo of a Woman Instagram Has Censored
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Last week, Instagram updated and unpacked their policy regarding nudity, in which they stated images of breastfeeding and images of post-masectomy scarring are allowed.

However, this week, Instagram returned to censoring womens' bodies for no reason, when they deleted the account of of Scottish mother Hannah Moore. According to Moore, speaking to The Telegraph, her account was shut down immediately after she posted the below photo of her body, complete with totally natural stretch marks.

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"Two minutes after the picture was uploaded, my account got closed down," Moore told The Telegraph.

Instagram has since restored Moore's account, apologising for the incident and defending it as a "technical mistake". However, that justification is hard to believe considering the platform's consistent removal of images depicting the real bodies of real women, that don't break its Community Guidelines with regards to nudity.

Instagram has been under increased pressure since it deleted Canadian artist Rupi Kaur's image, featuring a fully-clothed woman with a little bit of menstrual blood on her trackpants. Since then, we've unpacked all of the times Instagram shouldn't have removed perfectly harmless images of women, discussed how Instagram is perpetuating the beauty myth, and argued that this perpetuation of the beauty myth feeds into the platform's installation of a new class system.

Via The Telegraph

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Liked this? Read these articles about Instagram:

1) 6 Times Instagram Shouldn't Have Removed Images Feat. Women

2) Artist Rupi Kaur's Image Feat. Menstrual Blood Removed by Instagram

3) How Instagram is Perpetuating The Beauty Myth

4) How Instagram is Classist and Why That's a Problem

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