Name: Reuben Negron
Email: studio.negron@gmail.com
Medium: watercolor
Censored By: Instagram and Facebook
When were you censored?: 2020

Name: Reuben Negron

Email: studio.negron@gmail.com

Medium: watercolor

Censored By: Instagram and Facebook

When were you censored?: 2020


Was there notification of removal and, if so, what was the reason given?: Violation of Community Guidelines

Was there the opportunity to appeal? If so, did you appeal and what was the response?: I as able to appeal the first time it was elected but not the second.

What, if any, were the consequences of the removal for you? Please give details.: I was locked out of my Facebook account and only given the option to regain my account if I uploaded a scan of my driver’s license or passport. I refused to do so resulting in my absence from Facebook for the better part of a year.

Other Comments: This is my most censored work of art. I have lost count of the number of times it has been deleted and reposted to my social media accounts. It has lead to the loss of my Facebook account and several continuous years of shadow banning. As a result, I no longer have the reach I used to have with my audience, making sharing, selling or promoting my work a daunting and difficult practice.

Artist’s Website: http://reubennegron.com

Artist’s Instagram:

@reubennegron