Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Instagram and Facebook set to remove these two emojis

Censorship is as real on the Internet as it is omnipresent. And now Facebook and Instagram have added to their already exhaustive guidelines the repression of sexual expression. . 

As reported by the XBIZ Adult Industry Information Web site, the platforms updated their community standards last summer. The update was apparently launched in July with an amendment in August, but some updates still did not appear on the page in September 2019. 

Eggplant or fishing emojis (below) censored on Instagram and Facebook 

According to these new rules, eggplant or fishing emojis can not be used with sexual statements about being excited. In addition, users can not post photos that use emojis to censor nudity and can not refer followers to pages where porn is visible - yes, this last rule means that the link to an OnlyFans or JustForFans page in your bio is a motive for deletion.

As we noted last year, messages also can not include mentions or representations of "sex roles, sexual positions, fetishistic scenarios, [or] state of excitement," among other conditions. 

When asked about this update, a spokesman for Facebook (who owns Instagram) told XBIZ that "nothing has changed in terms of the policy itself or the way we apply it, we simply updated the language to make it clearer for our community. " 

"We often update our community standards," the company said. "We are posting these changes on our community standards site for our community to know." 

The explanation, while frustrating, certainly follows. For months, users who have used Instagram as a way to link their fans to their OnlyFans and JustForFans sites have been banned from Instagram without warning, without ever posting explicit material. These "new" guidelines only confirm what some had already suspected to be the case. 

Increasingly, it seems that the only massively used public platform available for the promotion of those who publish content related to sexuality is Twitter.

Source: out.com