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"I've been shadowbanned on instagram and just found out today that my posts aren't visible to barely anyone, they don't appear in any hashtag and also I can't use any new hashtag myself."
"Like any social media platform, Instagram has their goals, which are to monetize their platform. It doesn’t necessarily involve making sure influencers and photographers are able to make money from the platform, as well. So they can just change their algorithm and suddenly you don’t get the engagement you were getting. You’re not appearing in people’s feeds. You have to start paying more in order to even reach people."
"Our LGBTQ+ content is being demonetized, restricted, and not sent out to viewers which has highly affected our ability to reach the community that we strongly want to help."