Name: Savannah Spirit
Censored by: Facebook & Instagram
Facebook, 2011 account taken down. Instagram, 2015-2020 account taken down multiple times.
Was there notification of removal and if so was a reason given?
Only notifications of removal when post is removed not the actual profile. The only reason given is that it goes against community standards.
Was there the opportunity to appeal? If so, did you appeal and what was the response?
Yes but again, only when a post is taken down not when my profile was deleted. Usually the post is put back up but not always 100%
What, if any, were the consequences of the removal for you? Please give details
Every time my profile is wiped out I have to start all over again and rebuild my whole audience which takes years. It’s a blow to my business as an artist.
What was the response?
No response, dead air. So I recreated another profile.
Other Comments: Artistic freedom and free speech on these platforms are still a problem. I hope to see Instagram follow through with their openness of allowing artists to keep posting their work without interference.