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uspol, social networks, freedom of speech
There is room for rational discussion on the censuring of people or views on social media.
But in general if you believe that private companies shouldn't be doing this sort of thing. Then it kind of follows you either need to be pro branding social network giants as common carriers OR that they ought to be nationalized.
And by and large the people complaining the loudest on this subject, haven't been in favor of either of these things.
And spare me that shit about FOSS not being political before you even _start_.
FOSS is inherently political. The drive to break free of propriety software is itself a political motivation.
The flak that Fedilab rightfully got wasn't simply because the developer didn't block Gab.
It was because after he publicly blocked Gab and basked in the praise for doing so, it turned out he was only covering his own arse and then CHOSE TO REMOVE THE BLOCK when he figured he was safe from the wrath of the app stores.
If that isn't the sign of a broken moral compass to you, I don't know what to tell you.
If you feel strongly on: Fediverse culture, meta-analysis, commentary, or community here, I think the Fedi at large needs to do some preventative work to ensure that "Fediverse" does not become synonymous with "far right angry people".
I have https://library.activitypub.dev which could use more submissions. We need ppl to encourage reporters to document how Fedi was the "no Trump tweets here" place that mainstream social media is now becoming & the refuge for trans right activists.
More ideas needed.
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