Artist: Santina Amato

Medium: Collaged video still from amatuer porn

Censored By: Instagram

Date of censorship: June, 2020

Was there notification of removal? If so, what was the reason given?

Against Community Standards

Was there the opportunity to appeal? If so, did you appeal and what was the response?


What, if any, were the consequences of the removal for you?

Anger! These ‘community guidelines’ are not the guidelines MY community abides by.


I have had a number of my images of my current work removed from IG that I shared. These images are a direct consequence of our restrictions to be intimate with people we do not live with due to Covid 19. The work takes video stills from found amateur porn videos to morph two, sometimes three, figures into one continuous being. Both of the images attached have been deleted in the last few days, instantaneously when I press the post button. The last notification warned that my account would be deleted if I post another image like these. I’m just so angry that social media enforces a community standard that is not the standard for my community!!!

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Artist Instagram: @santina_amato