Instagram:Art? No! Death threat? yes! —— 对instagram言论审查抗议信

August 18, 2019

 

This is an open letter to Instagram and its mother company Facebook:

这是一封写给instagram和其母公司facebook的公开信:

 

I strongly object the censorship my art from Instagram and demand my art to be restored . The real thing Instagram should do is to immediately address the real problems like the death threat and online bully from trolls of China.

我表示强烈反对Instagram审查我的创作,要求Instagram恢复我的作品发布,并解决中国网络水军死亡威胁和其他霸凌的问题。

 

Yesterday, Instagram notified me that one of my art was removed from it platform for going against its guidelines. However,in the mean time, Instagram has not addressed my report on death threats against me on its platform for many times.

昨日我收到instagram的通知,告知我的一幅讽刺漫画被该平台移除。通知称该作品违反其条例。然而,同一时间,我的页面不到收到来自中国的水军骚扰,几乎每日有死亡威胁出现在留言或者私信里,我亦多次向Instagram进行报告,但尽然收到中国水军的死亡威胁没有违反其条例的回复。

 

 

 

Instagram‘s remove of my art is an ugly violation on my free speech as an artist. My art is censored in China because of its theme on advocating for human rights and freedom. As a consequence,my family in China even got threatened by Chinese police. And for me personally I have experienced all kind of intimidation from following to death threats. Social media like Instagram and facebook are the most important speech platform for me to express my art. Instagram‘s remove of my art is a great betray on free speech.

Instagram的决定是对于我言论自由和创作自由的践踏。作为一个政治艺术家,我的艺术在中国受到审查,我的家人在中国受到警方威胁,我个人亦持续受到监视,跟踪和其他形式的骚扰。网络是我唯一的发生渠道,Instagram的行为是一种对于言论自由的巨大耻辱。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 This is the art got removed by Instagram. It uses a classic China propaganda style to depict the China‘s threat and interference on Australian society and politics. Recently,many anti-democracy rally are organized by China’s nationalists against Hong Kong‘s protest and demand for freedom and democracy. In those pro china rally,China’s nationalist shouts China‘s national anthem,calls Hong Kong demonstrators as dogs and stupid conts,stop pro Hong Kong people going home and even assaults Kristian Silva, an ABC journalist when reporting. This satire art is to express my concern on this issue.

上图是被Instagram删除的画作。该作品使用了中国政治宣传画的风格描绘了中国政府对于澳大利亚社会的渗透和危害。近日来,墨尔本和悉尼等澳大利亚重要城市接连爆发中国国家主义者支持一个中国的游行示威,在运动中,中国的支持者高唱着中国国歌,激动的辱骂支持香港的示威者汉奸走狗,围堵其他示威者,甚爆发冲突,更有一名澳大利亚ABC的墨尔本记者遭到爱国者的袭击。这副作品正是用来表达对于中国在澳威胁影响的担忧。

 

However,Instagram removes it and states it violates its community guidance.

I demand further explain on this decision!

然而Instagram却称这副作品违反了其规定,并移除了这幅作品。在其通知中,也并没有详细指明作品违反了哪件具体条例,因此我要求Instagram解释移除作品的具体原因。

 

 

 

What makes more upset and angry is Instagram‘s failure on address the constant death threat and online bully against me from trolls of China. I have reported many times about this issue and even ask my followers on Instagram to help me to report death threat. But,it never got addressed,every time Instagram replies me that the death threat i received does not violate its rules!!!

更令我愤怒和不安的是,我长期在Instagram受到中国水军的网络霸凌和死亡威胁,该公司缺熟视无睹,并且多次回复我的报告说死亡威胁并无违反该公司条例。下图是一些我接受到的死亡威胁截图。我甚至不得不在我的推特账号建立了#DeathThreatToBadiucao的标签以记录我所有收到的死亡威胁。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instagram‘s violation on my free speech is unacceptable. I hope my open letter will rise more awareness about this issue from media. This violation is not just happening to me but also to a lot of dissidents and people who dare to speak up against China‘s bully.

最后,重申我的观点。Instagram审查我的艺术却对于死亡威胁无动于衷是言论自由严重的侵害和威胁。我希望更多媒体能关注到这件事来,因为这并不是一个个案,相信有许多创作者和敢言者也面临和我一样的困扰和威胁。

 

Instagram,I need an answer!

Instagram给我一个说法!

 

 

 

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New development

 

Facebook apologizes to me and states it was a mistake.

脸书向我道歉,称删除我的作品是个错误。

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am not entire satisfied with it. It fails to explain how it happened and how to prevent it in the future.

here are my 3 demands:

我并不完全满意脸书的答复,这是我的3点要求:

 

 

 

 

 

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