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Very Online: Social Media Censorship is Suffocating the Sex Tech Revolution

Despite censorship, sex tech isn’t going anywhere any time soon.

Very Online: Black-Run Plant Instagram Accounts Are Connecting Black People to Their Roots

Digital plant communities aren’t as accessible—or welcoming—for those who aren’t white. Read more »

Very Online: Gina Rodriguez, Black People Deserve More Than a Notes App Apology

When celebrities want to apologize, their fans deserve more than a half-hearted screenshot from their Notes app. Read more »

Very Online: Instagram Has a Conversion Therapy Problem

With help from Instagram, they’re able to expand their reach to those vulnerable to their violent teachings. Read more »

Technology Isn’t Neutral: Ari Fitz on How Instagram Fails Queer Black Creators

“Technology has this way of feeling so neutral, like a bug is just a bug, but it’s really racism and sexism and bias masquerading as a bug.” Read more »

The Vanilla Internet: How Instagram Is Failing Queer Sex Workers

Following FOSTA-SESTA, Instagram has increased its censorship of content that can be perceived as related to sex work—with at times devastating effects on digital queer sex worker communities. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Instagram Model Denies Use of Blackface

This is part of a larger, and sadly unsurprising, trend among white models. Read more »

Picture Perfect: #Homes is the Whitest, Most Bizarre Community on Instagram

The rules for Instagram homes are a throwback to the 1950s. Read more »