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Instagram Closed My Account

*** ACCOUNT IS RESTORED.WE'RE STILL TAKING ACTION SEE ACTION STEPS BELOW.***

Last week  I woke up to engage on the Check Your Privilege Instagram account only to find out that my account has been closed for violating Instagram's terms of service.

At the heart of this violation is the claim of Reverse Racism, stating that I am creating harm and being racist. You can see the image below.

This hurts. Last week on the CYP account, I was called a Nigger twice by two other accounts. When I reported these to Instagram they told me that it does not violate their terms of service. See the images below.

After reporting the accounts I went to LinkedIn and sent emails and screenshots to executives, and now my account has been disabled. I am so hurt by these actions that Instagram has taken. This proves that the algorithm is in fact biased and racist.

Instagram has deactivated the @ckyourprivilege account for "violating it's terms of services."

This comes nearly a week to the day of @iammyishat being called a Nigger on their platform. Instagram was informed, however the response was that it does not violate its terms of services.

What this tells us is that the algorithm is inherently biased and racist.

Instagram Check Your Racist Algorithms
Instagram Check Your Racist Algorithms, Allowing Racism and Banning Anti-Racist Activism
Instagram Check Your Racist Algorithms, Allowing Racism and Banning Anti-Racist Activism
Instagram Check Your Racist Algorithms, Allowing Racism and Banning Anti-Racist Activism

Here are a couple of steps that you can take to help me get advocate and protect creators of color against BIAS & AI

  • Step One: Send Letters to Instagram Engineering

    IG HQ

    1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025

    Address the  following:

    1. The algorithm coded to silencing anti-racism educators of color. 
    2. Bias In the Algorithm
    3. White supremacist usage of the platform.
    @Instagram Check Your Racist Algorithms

    @Instagram Check Your Racist Algorithms

  • Step Two: Report IG to The AI Justice League

     

    Report Harmed caused to the AI Justice league. The Algorithmic Justice League is an organization that combines art and research to illuminate the social implications and harms of artificial intelligence. AJL’s mission is to raise public awareness about the impacts of AI, equip advocates with empirical research to bolster campaigns, build the voice and choice of most impacted communities, and galvanize researchers, policymakers, and industry practitioners to mitigate AI bias and harms.

  • Step Three : Reparations

    Give reparations to @brownsistersspeak here or @iammyishat here for the emotional pain and physical labor incurred.

    There will be an impending press release and blog post coming, so please be on the lookout for this information via the Check Your Privilege Website.

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