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CTA ATTENTION ALL FEDIVERSE ADMINS: Show more
On July 4th Gab is coming on to the Fediverse by switching over to Mastodon on their servers.
This means that you can shut the door on them today by preemptively have them fully suspended from your instances. So your users do not have risk getting harassed by any of their users, and they from the start be blocked off from major portions of the Fediverse.
Thank you for your consideration and
Fedilab, Nazi enabling Show more
It's time to stop using Fedilab folks. The dev of that app just announced that he will not be blocking Gab. This is despite overwhelming support for the block from users and devs in a poll that hasn't even completed yet.
I attempted to have a conversation with him yesterday because he gave the appearance of good faith, but he's made it clear that he's fine with Nazis and White Supremacists as long as it doesn't affect him. Receipts will be attached over several toots.
No, there is no 'slippery slope' when it comes to people who believe genocide and mass murder are an acceptable social solution.
There is no ethical or moral grounds for refusing to deal authentically with a population that has shown its sole purpose is to cause harm to people they don't lie.
You're not some lexicon of civility. You're just a coward.
And you'll be treated as such.
New update today with some fresh color added, new headers, cleaned up some sections, and added EDITOR'S CHOICE to a bunch of sections. More updates and a new layout still in the works.
To mangle a famous phrase, "you might not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you".
Social media is innately political, and so is development work around it, because it affects who can use it and how their message can spread.
Social networks are now, whether we like it or not, powerful political weapons, and those who design weapons bear some responsibility for how they are likely to be used.
Reminder: If you're committed to nonviolent activism, then you should not talk to or work with the police at your protests. https://kitoconnell.com/2018/01/25/nonviolent-activism-and-police/
(this is true for everyone, but this essay is especially aimed at people who engage in nonviolent civil disobedience)
Neo-Nazi terrorists, Gab Show more
Two neo-Nazi terrorists from Gab have been jailed:
"The court heard the teenagers used pseudonyms to run personal accounts on the Gab social media site... "
"...glorified the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, and said white women who date non-white men should be hanged."
"Created by a small number of people, Sonnenkrieg used the internet to exaggerate its size and capabilities ...seeking direct action from those accessing its propaganda."
nazis, freedom of speech Show more
I won't even reply to those toots because I've spent years reading about nazis and I know what I'm talking about here.
I'm not saying there aren't other totalitarian systems.
I'm saying in a diverse society with freedom of speech and other freedoms you can't accept totalitarian opinions as equally valid, there needs to be a consensus where human rights are respected and accepted and then we can differ.
nazis, freedom of speech Show more
Nazis are against freedom of speech. If they have the power, they will take it away. Their opinion is not just a different opinion, it's an intolerant and an intolerable opinion.
In fighting against nazis and not giving them space we do more for freedom of speech than all those freeze peach goblins.
Thank you #Tusky!
PSA: Keen Dreams on switch (don't buy it) (nazis, violence) Show more
don't buy, dude who re-released it is a nazi weirdo trying to buy up old retro games and re-release them with edits about shooting protestors
@jonah is it possible to block users on Discourse?
I run www.thinkprivacy.io a site devoted to privacy and encryption.
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