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    Rankin launches gallery highlighting unfair social media censorship of women’s bodies

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    29.6% of content relating to the female body & sexism/misogyny-related experiences are taken down, while 10% of experiences of homo/queerphobia.

    Politically related experiences come in at 7%, while fatphobia/plus size discrimination is 5% and the issues of ableism and racism experiences both fall at 4%.

    Rankin said: “Censorship is a necessary tool to prevent fake news, protect children and more. But it is often used inadvertently to silence marginalised voices.

    “We’ve had an incredible response so far, and we’re just getting started.”

    He added: “This is an important issue, and those affected deserve to have a voice in the policies that affect them on the platforms they love and build their businesses on.”

    Rankin partnered up for the publication exhibition with digital-first Quantus Gallery in Shoreditch stories were submitted by entrants.

    There were also portraits of thirteen contributors, photographed by Rankin himself. They were made interactive by the experiential design team at Media.Monks.

    “We wanted to put the viewer back in control and subvert the relationship we have with the images we see online, so working with Media.Monks was ideal. I also think it’s important to show how emerging technologies like 8th Wall can be used positively, to make things fairer,” Rankin added. 

    This is certainly a project we want to be seen and not censored! 

    UPI

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