If you feel that your content or account has been erroneously or unjustly removed from a social media platform, submit a report and let us know.
Onlinecensorship.org exists in order to provide an independent source of information on how social media platforms are governing spaces for discourse online. By crowdsourcing user-generated data on content removals, account suspensions, and appeals, we hope to provide actionable information that can help companies become more accountable to their users, and to ensure that content moderation is conducted both transparently and in the user’s best interest.
What Should I Submit?
Our reporting tool will direct you through a series of questions on the content and process through which you were notified by the company. If you have screenshots or copies of any messages sent to you by the company, please submit that to us, too—we want as much detail as you’re able to provide will help us to get a fuller picture of the way the content was moderated. If you’re willing, you’ll also have the opportunity to tell us a more detailed story about what happened or provide us contact details so that we can follow up with you.
You must be at least 13 years of age to submit a report. If you're under the age of 13, please do not submit information.
What Will Happen Next?
The data you submit will be used in several ways:
To learn more about how social media companies enforce their terms of service.
To understand how content takedown and account deactivation practices affect the lives and work of individuals in different parts of the world.
To understand how content takedown and account deactivation is affecting political movements, activists, and journalists in different parts of the world.
To engage with companies on how they can improve their regulations and reporting mechanisms and processes.
To raise public awareness about the ways that social media companies regulate speech and how users are affected.
Even if you choose not to submit your identifying information, the data you provide will help us to gain a fuller picture of how companies are enforcing their terms of service to regulate content online. We plan to provide reports and visualizations once we have a sufficient pool of data. Some submissions may be integrated into case studies or analyses when we notice particular trends (but any identifiable data will only be used with your permission, of course).
If you haven’t already, you may be able to appeal the removal of your account or content. We’ve put together a handy resource guide on the appeals processes of several companies, available here.