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USA TODAY – The first time Stephanie Germino was banned from TikTok, she was mortified. “My whole world was coming down,” she said. “And I was like, ‘Wait, what’s happening? Why me of all the people?’” In almost every video on her account, Germino appears topless. But her content does not violate any of the app’s community guidelines on adult nudity. Having undergone a double mastectomy two years ago, Germino, now 30, has no breasts, no nipples and no need to be censored, she said. Germino is a “previvor,” who chose a mastectomy as a preventative measure because she faces a higher risk of cancer.


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