Name: Emanuele Dascanio


Medium: Graphite & Charcoal

Censored By: Instagram & Facebook Stores

When were you censored?: 2019-2020

Was there notification of removal and, if so, what was the reason given?: Yes. They rejected it because they do not “allow the sale of adult items or services”

Was there the opportunity to appeal? If so, did you appeal and what was the response?: Yes. It has been rejected under appeal multiple times in 2019 and 2020

What, if any, were the consequences of the removal for you? Please give details.: This had immediate and devastating financial consequences as there was a related paid advertising campaign to promote these prints on Instagram and Facebook (which they happily took money for).

Other Comments: This painting contains absolutely no nudity or even sexual content at all – in fact the figures are fully clothed. It is completely within community guidelines and yet multiple appeals have been rejected and I am banned entirely from selling it through the Instagram and Facebook stores.

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