I'm excited to share my #apconf2020 talk, "Decentralized Social Media vs the Trolls."
In it, I tell how the #Fediverse, a #decentralized social network, rallied together to isolate an invasive right wing extremist group through codes of conduct, human moderators, and strong moderation tools.
(Hosted on a #peertube instance, conf.tube!)
Going back over to birdsite to check the #waltdisneyworld dumpster fire. "Did not disappoint" is a weird phrase for this situation because while it "did not disappoint" I was disappointed with the amount of people going to a fucking theme park in an epicenter of a worldwide pandemic. JFC.
The development of Mastodon as a code base personifies this mantra because it bills itself as an ethical alternative to twitter, but in reality it replicates many of the same issues twitter has, especially in terms of privacy because it flat out refuses to consider the specific needs of marginalized and vulnerable communities in online spaces.
There is so much hostility specifically from white progressive spaces to communities that do not align themselves with its ideals.
Lemmy has a hardcoded slur filter that prevents posts containing various racist, homophobic or ableist slurs. Recently some users have asked us to remove this filter, or make it configurable for instance admins.
We want to make it clear that we will never do this. Right-wingers can still fork the project to remove the filter, but we will make it as difficult as possible for them.
like yeah fine "Zipper creepy" okay, absolutely, the literal zipper on his back brings up major concerns and I understand that
it's just the eggs though. I wanna just turn them off.
hell keep Zipper just let me tell him "please stop putting eggs in the ground because it really kills my Found A Fossil half-chub"
The #Leftovers is such a great show. I never thought it would be as incredibly relevant as it is now.
Quick, temporary #FreeRadical policy update:
Effective immediately, medical advice regarding #COVID19 not sourced from legitimate scientific or medical outlets is forbidden content. If you see someone advocating essential oils or colloidal silver or other junk quackery, please report it.
This is not a free speech zone. Misinformation that makes people dead is not “oh well we all have opinions”.
Other #admins, I beg that you please consider a similar policy.
#Chicago is under a "Shelter at home" order right now. That itself is crazy... but one side effect I've noticed is that the city is deathly quiet at night. Usually, there's always some level of ambient city noise. That's gone now.
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No tolerance for the intolerant.
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