censorship

Google adds auto blur feature to any explicit image even if SafeSearch is turned off

Feb 9, 2023
Alex Baker

Google is rolling out a safer image search feature over the coming months that will blur any images that it deems explicit. It will apparently…

Facebook and Instagram told to stop censoring female nipples by advisory board

Jan 19, 2023
Alex Baker

The advisory board for Meta has informed Facebook and Instagram that they need to reverse their policy of censorship of bare breasts on the platforms….

Award-winning photographer has exhibition with Helmut Newton censored for her same sex imagery

Oct 14, 2022
Alex Baker

An internationally acclaimed photographer has told of her frustration and disappointment after a Barcelona art museum censored her prestigious concurrent exhibition with images by Helmut…

Egypt criminalises photos and videos that are offensive to the country

Jul 21, 2022
Alex Baker

Egypt: one of those truly exotic and enigmatic destinations, steeped in history. It’s on a lot of people’s bucket lists to visit, photographers and non-photographers…

Russia bans Facebook and Instagram after Meta allows violent posts against Russians

Mar 14, 2022
Dunja Djudjic

Earlier this month, Russia decided to ban Facebook citing “discrimination against Russian media.” But as of today, Instagram is banned in this country, too. One…

Instagram removes Almodóvar’s “Parallel Mothers” movie poster due to a lactating nipple [NSFW]

Aug 12, 2021
Dunja Djudjic

One of many double standards oddities of Instagram is that it doesn’t allow nipples, but only if they’re female. Not even a famous movie director…

Instagram’s new sensitivity filter might be censoring your work

Jul 26, 2021
Dunja Djudjic

Last week, Instagram introduced the new “Sensitive content control” feature within the app. It lets users choose how much sensitive content they want to see…

High school accused of body-shaming girls after photoshopping their cleavages in yearbook photos

May 24, 2021
Dunja Djudjic

Bartram Trail High School in St. Johns County, Florida recently came under fire for photoshopping girls’ bodies in yearbook photos. After their yearbook was published,…

Black plus size model’s campaign forces Instagram to change its nudity policy

Oct 27, 2020
Dunja Djudjic

Back in June, Instagram censored an image of a Black, plus-size model Nyome Nicholas – Williams holding an arm across her breasts. This caused a…

Instagram accused of “double standards”, “fat-shaming” after banning parody image but not the original [NSFW]

Oct 21, 2020
Dunja Djudjic

No matter how hard some influencers try to debunk the myth of “the perfect body,” there will always be those who promote it. Heck, even…