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I'm excited to share my talk, "Decentralized Social Media vs the Trolls."

In it, I tell how the , a social network, rallied together to isolate an invasive right wing extremist group through codes of conduct, human moderators, and strong moderation tools.

Thanks to @ashfurrow, @emi, @maffsie, @catgirl@lgbtqia.is, @laurelai and all the folks who gave me their time and perspective.


(Hosted on a instance, conf.tube!)

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uspol, intra-left criticism 

"The Supreme Court is fake anyway" is grounds for an ass-beating when Roe v. Wade, Obergefell, etc are at stake

MORE REAL PEOPLE will face MORE IMMEDIATE CONSEQUENCES that do not give a shit about you philosophizing about your perfect anarchist utopia

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What does everyone recommend for running on a cluster? I run locally on my laptop but I'm open to other solutions. Do I just run pure kube if I'm looking to learn production level management and deployment patterns?

Going back over to birdsite to check the 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.

Son: "Why is there no yeeting in this house???"

Me: Uhhhh.... good question?

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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.

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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.

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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 is such a great show. I never thought it would be as incredibly relevant as it is now.

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"I'm not afraid to get Corona" is fake punk.
"I'm gonna protect my community" is real punk.

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Things Covid has proven:

1. The job you were told couldn't be done remotely can be done remotely

2. Many disabled workers could have been working from home, but corporations just didn't want them to.

3. Internet is a utility, not a luxury.

4. Universal healthcare is a necessity.

Remember that time when we hit rock bottom? Those were such innocent times...

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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.

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.

: All the great songs from
Frozen 2: All the forgettable songs in Wicked

I guess I'm moving to now. Any resources out there on how to get kicked out?

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