Three female crypto influencers were got blocked from Instagram after critiquing the Binance Influencer Awards. Rachel Siegel, also known as CryptoFinally, was recently the only woman nominated for the Binance Influencer Awards.
It has been reported that Siegel alleges that she and her two fellow female crypto influencers were blocked from Instagram after their criticism of the underrepresentation of women in the Blockchain industry.
Instagram disables all women associated with Binance Awards https://t.co/jlsIH0A09v — CryptoFinally 💫 (@CryptoFinally) July 6, 2020
However, Siegel said that she has been very vocal about the underrepresentation of women in the crypto industry, as she noted that out of 25 award nominees, she is the only female.
“I have been very local about the fact that there is a gender disparity in the cryptocurrency community and people are not happy with that. They have never been happy with talking about feminist values. So what we know is that the people who were removed were me, GirlGoneCrypto <…> and <…> TechWithCatalina.”
Likewise, TechWithCatalina was the only female nominee for the Binance Spanish Awards. Both women have been known to collaborate with Siegel.
3 female crypto influencers blocked from Instagram in wake of Binance Awards By @mmviii_2008, @binance @CryptoFinally @techwithcatalin @girlgone_crypto https://t.co/t5STsOZ9GL — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) July 6, 2020
As per the report, it is possible that Instagram users who disagreed with or felt threatened by the calls for inclusion reported the trio to Instagram, either individually or as a unified effort. Once enough users report a user, their account will typically be suspended pending manual review.
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Nominees for the Binance Influencer Awards were apparently determined by both the community and the Binance team.
Thus, the community vote carried 60% of the weight with Binance’s team accounting for the remaining 40%.