Instagram “Sensitive Content” Filter May Make Challenging Art Invisible

“I think of it as a kind of sanitizing of art, and it will most negatively affect artists who are pushing the envelope.”
– Artist Clarity Haynes, quoted in Valentina Di Liscia’s reporting on Instagram’s new ‘sensitive content‘ filter which (because prudishness) may screen out works by LGBTQIA+ artists, artists of colour, and feminist artists. “Decorative art that is not challenging will be fine,” Haynes wryly notes.

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