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@stefan @sobercatholic
Agreed.

This is the fruit of indoctrinating students as "socially responsible" activists. They have developed a "morality" anchored only in political ideology. As programmers they are completely certain it is their duty to censor and of the righteous in doing so. It is amazing how little they know (factually) of history.

Mastodon is a case in point. Supposedly anti-Nazi then later increasingly critical of free speech. Ironic as Nazi's were also strongly opposed to free speech.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorsh

@sobercatholic
It won't affect RCsocial.net. I have no plans to ban Gab. If Mastodon forces a ban, I will remove it from our instance. Should some clever way be found to make that alone insufficient and the workarounds too difficult (unlikely but possible), I would migrate us to the Gab code base which looks like it will have a lot more development behind it anyway.

All that said, of course there is speech I disapprove of on Gab. There is hateful speech that I disapprove of on mastodon.social too. Although their definition and mine of what constitutes "hate speech" is different. That is exactly why free speech is important.

In general, speech should not be regulated by those in control but by users (with few exceptions).

here's the app Google Play blocked github.com/zhiyuan-lin/TuskyUn
I care about applications blocking domains or country. I really did not support Soviet Union blocking Voice of America or Radio Liberty. I simply want people to have access to communication. It was the Communists and NAZIs who blocked electronic communication. Twitter is routinely blocking conservatives, while people advocating violence against those conservatives are not touched. No more NAZIs!

Tusky Uncensored has been removed from Google Play Store because it allows GAB users to login. Download it from github and fight censorship. github.com/zhiyuan-lin/TuskyUn

I know this isn't a desktop. It's a unique looking "old" game made with ASCII characters, it's called ASCII Sector. I dig this aesthetic. I would love a cli "desktop" environment that looked as cool as this.

P.S. Irfanview will also tell you if your alleged JPG is really a GIF, PNG, or whatever with the wrong extension, and offer to rename it. It's one smart proggie.

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SDF getting filmed for a French television documentary on pre-social network communities

On July 4th, RCsocial.net reaches its 1 year anniversary!

Coincidentally, also happening this July 4th is the move of 1 million #Gab users to the federverse. We will be able to follow them and vice versa, just like all other ActivityPub sites. This is a big boost for free speech and in wrestling control from the oppressive tech giants.

It also provides much-needed balance to the anti-free-speech viewpoint of Mastodon developers.

Mastodon @ SDF

"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko