Censorship in Social Media

Naturists are constantly censored in social media. Naturism itself gets lumped in with pornography despite the fact that Naturists oppose it, fight for body acceptance, against hypersexualization, and are trying to stop the objectification of the naked form. Yet social media censorship is increasing. “Community Standards” are ethnocentric, vague, and inconsistently applied. There seems to be one set of rules for celebrities and big advertisers; another for Naturists. When rules are erroneously applied there is essentially no appeal process.

We interview a number of victims of social media censorship:

  • Amy, a mom who is not a naturist but still has had several pictures of her children deleted
  • Felicity and Jordan of Young Naturist America, who were one of the first naturist social media influencers and experienced incredible frustration as the constant nonsensical censorship. https://shitthatgotmebanned.com/
  • Héctor Martínez, from Mexico, who promoted body acceptance had well over a million followers on YouTube. His entire account and all his work was deleted without notice.
  • Cleo, who runs Topless Topics, is a feminist who fights for equality. She discusses anything while topfree. While a man would have no problem, she has been censored, deleted, and banned so many times she can’t count it. https://www.toplesstopics.org/banned/
  • Nick and Lins of Naked Wanderings, who try to make a living as social media influencers in naturism. As Europeans (they’re from Belgium) they are dumbfounded by the puritanical rules and their income has been deeply affected by the censorship and bans. In 2019, their Instagram account was deleted without warning – they lost 50,000 followers!

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Photo: 2009 FQN-FCN Naturist Festival at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

World Radio Day 2021 Official Soundtrack at the beginning of the episode: “New World, New Radio.” by Chapelier Fou.

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Naked Wanderings

We chat with Nick and Lins about their experiences while visiting naturist places around the world and the amazing success of their Naked Wanderings blog.

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Photo: Nick and Lins visiting with Stéphane and Linda at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

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Topless Topics – Online Harassment of Women

We discuss online harassment with Cleo of the Topless Topic videos and Felicity Jones of Young Naturist America (YNA).

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Photo: Cleo of Topless Topics

Episode XCV

Reddit’s Nudism Subreddit

We discuss Reddit and the nudism subreddit with Forrest (a.k.a. Vascrypt) moderator for the nudism page which has nearly 8,000 followers.

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Photo: Nudism page on Reddit

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