Body Bias: Censorship of Women on Social Media
Why are curvy bodies censored more on social media?
The Algorithm's Body Bias
For example, this product was removed from our Facebook shop because it was "sexually explicit." When in reality, it is a woman wearing underwear. How do you choose your underwear online when photos of the underwear are constantly removed - and sometimes, even the product itself?
Boudoir photographers all too often have this problem as well. Boudoir photography is an art form. It is an empowering experience to showcase the subject's beauty and confidence.
The algorithm's body bias results in censorship of content with positive, empowering themes. It incorrectly flags and beautiful works of art in lingerie design and photography. It flags models that represent all of us, reinforcing a societal beauty standard because that's what we continue to see.