No, it's called #censorship and this is #communism.
#mastodon developers have been empowered admins to use censorship to ban instances. This is not so far from #google, #twitter etc.
“Our censorship is good, but their censorship is bad.”
This is #hypocrisy level 100.
p.s. Please do not teach me about communism. I know it from autopsy.
About deletion warning from Play store - Subway Tooter blog http://subwaytooter.hatenadiary.jp/entry/2020/09/01/161533
Interesting point. Don't know gab so well. Well don't know US law but where I live it is illegal to incite to violence and oppression against minorities.
Do you think platforms should allow that? Mastodon certainly doesn't, nor matrix.
It is problematic though when more vague terms come into law. Such as fake news or hate speech. This can abused to create an oppressive censorship climate. The line is becoming thinner.
@jcast @Gargron @matrix I use Gab and I haven't seen evidence of inciting violence. I don't look for it either. I approve of freedom of speech except when it is coordinating violence against others. When someone says something negative towards you or others it shouldn't all be looked at as hate. They are entitled to have their opinion even though you or I think it's wrong. I am pretty sure it is illegal to incite violence in most US states.
So you think #fdroid was just attempting to get heat away from them by banning Gab?
Or Gab publicly refused to moderate content?
Anyway I think a distinction should be made here. Gab is a centralized platform so not truly free (although you could fork it and host it yourself).
Based on EFF's opinion here the range of forbidden speech is much narrower under the US law (in theory at least) than most mods allow, and some other nations allow.
@Gargron Tumblr is on the Play Store and it's full of porn, to the face of their dumb censor AI and Big G
@Gargron well... i'm not complaining but they're doing it wrong and what is the Play Store doing about it? 🤷♂️
> At 2021-01-29 at 21:35 UTC Google suspended Element [ . . . ] We submitted an appeal asking for clarification at 23:18, and at 05:31 received a generic update [ . . . ]
> As of 11:44 UTC we’ve submitted a detailed appeal [ . . . ]
> At 2020-01-30 23:17 UTC we received a call from a VP at Google [ . . . ] some extremely abusive content which was accessible on the default matrix.org homeserver. Our Trust and Safety team had already identified and acted on this content [ . . . ] we've explained how Element and Matrix works, established a channel for communication over any future moderation concerns [ . . . ]
> The app is restored as of 2020-01-31 00:30 UTC. [ . . . ]
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