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Instagram Vs. Dick Pics

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It's a piece that's actually been about 7 months in the making. Some months ago, I read a great piece by Adrian Chen in Wired about the laborers who scrub lewd content on Facebook and other social media. Chen positioned content moderation as neverending, even futile, and it got me thinking about the people who were posting said lewd content on platforms that simply didn't want them. Beejoli really committed, and spoke with a handful of people who, in their own quiet way, are admirable examples of how to stick it to censorship and limits on sexual freedom.

Go read the piece.

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Nona Willis Aronowitz is the editor of TPM's The Slice and TPMCafe. Previously, she was an education and poverty reporter at NBC News Digital, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, and an associate editor at GOOD magazine. She's written for The Atlantic, Washington Post, NYMag.com, The Nation, The American Prospect, Tablet, and Rookie, among others.