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Sex workers fear targeting under Instagram's terms of service

Sex workers fear targeting under Instagram's terms of service

Normally when a social network updates its terms of service, barely anyone notices. But that’s not the case with Instagram’s newest Terms of Use, which have caused quite an uproar among sex workers online.

The issue that’s drawing notice is the platform’s Community Guidelines. They require adherence to Facebook’s Sexual Solicitation rules, which is not a new addition to this version of the terms — but it’s continued inclusion is a big concern for sex workers who reach their audience on the platform.

Facebook, which owns Instagram, states in its policy that users can’t post sexually explicit and implicit content, including suggestive emojis or references to “wetness” or an erection. This, as you can imagine, makes it difficult for people to promote sex work. Read more…

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