**// EVA VAN BOXTEL \\**

Beyond Shame

Next to showing the best of ourselves on Instagram, it also has become a platform to express political preference. Leftists, feminists and activists are trying to get their ideologies across by exploring the boundaries of the Instagram guidelines, showing naked bodies with nipples covered. Their idea is to not being judged by the male gaze and to show their confidence of their bodies without being sexualized.

But Instagram or other big social media companies don’t see you as an individual with ideologies, but as a consumer. This means that innocent data can be used for anything, such as pornography. The filter bubble and aesthetic 'hiveminding' is what obliviates users from the fact that these platforms will use and sell your data without any regard to the reason of posting.

2018