To: Folks Wanting Federation w/ Gab
I used to be a white-knight on 4chan back in the middle/late 2000s, back when 4chan had a decent leftist population and wasn't entirely full of far right garbage. These kinds of tactics were well known even them.
The "give us a platform and exploit the paradox of tolerance" has been a textbook ploy since the days of the Weimar Republic. Read up "The Coming Of The Third Reich" by Richard J Evans to learn more.
In the age of cheap platforms, one must instead isolate.
To: Folks Wanting Federation w/ Gab
The ONE moral argument missing from the *entire* discussion is this: "We should not deplatform them so we can do X, Y, Z to better de-radicalize them".
Any other argument advocating for the same position, but not addressing this core moral issue, is incredibly problematic because by platforming it implicitly endorses the extremist ideology via Overton window (normalization). This is a well-known tactic that *has* to be addressed and cannot be catered to
@rnickson IMO any company that shuts down their DRM servers should be legally required to distribute the keys and/or a tool to remove their own DRM
Tim Cook: “If we accept as normal and unavoidable that everything in our lives can be aggregated, sold, or even leaked in the event of a hack, then we lose so much more than data. We lose the freedom to be human.”
So, I've been thinking. And you're all right. Neutral will never bring on change.
#FLOSS is riddled with the "we must stay neutral" mentality, this creates a problem in this space, it simply isn't safe for minorities to participate in a lot of the conversations.
This means being neutral isn't neutral at all.
Who's onboard to work on FLOSS from an anti-racist, intersectional feminist perspective?
Netflix decides to cancel "Good Omens" after outcry from religious group. Amazon Prime to cancel "Stranger Things" as a good measure.
v0.9.5 major updates:
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- Admin dashboard updates
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“Representing Facebook before U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria was Orin Snyder of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, who claimed that the plaintiffs’ charges of privacy invasion were invalid because Facebook users have no expectation of privacy on Facebook. The simple act of using Facebook, Snyder claimed, negated any user’s expectation of privacy.”
Fediverse users who are blind or partially sighted rely on screen readers to read posts aloud.
It's important to add alt texts on images you post, so screen reader users know what is in them.
You can do this on Mastodon by clicking on "Describe for the visually impaired" after attaching an image.
But what if you forget?
Well, there's a useful bot which will send you an instant message if you forget to add alt text:
To use it, just follow it!
this kind of in-your-face combative messaging addressed at changing harmful behaviors towards queer people is a great example of a large organization doing pride right
NOW THATS WHAT I CALL PUBLIC TRANS IT BABEY
#Tusky's PR to prevent access to #Gab discussion followup
@xinayder Therefore blocking an instance in an app does *not* take away an iota of power away from the Fediverse. At all. It is a dev exercising their speech to encourage people who would otherwise be hateful to either: have *them* exercise *their* liberty to fork and install an app to spew hate; or register on a non-hate instance and have a chance at being de-radicalized.
And I think everything there is morally good.
Facebook‘s attorney: „There is no invasion of privacy at all, because there is no privacy“.
Just gonna leave this here. #DeleteFacebook
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