Facebook has repeatedly come under fire from users who allege its overly zealous censors inappropriately remove images of women breast-feeding, a nude statue, and a topless plastic doll.
Tibbals noted that Facebook pulled down a page she created about her academic research because of its references to adult content.
And it’s a service Facebook paid $1 billion to bring into its fold.
But beyond the food porn that regularly tops Instagram’s “most popular” list lurks an abundance of, well, porn porn.
There are 135,000 photos tagged “latte” and 201,000 tagged “Instasex.” The hashtag “wet” has nearly twice as many images.
Instagram is being used not only as a way to exchange X-rated images, but also a place for sex chat partners to find each other, offering a glimpse at how cybersex has adapted to the social media age.
In addition to potential reputational repercussions, any “nudity” or “mature content” could jeopardize Instagram’s access to Apple’s App Store, which has strict modesty standards.