@Gargron It has « Sex » in the title, they probably will approve it manually ?
@gargron what the fuck. ugh.
@Gargron It looks to me that users are flagging it. That fits with what I know of the "HN community". As with so many other places and things, it's a biased source with its own special flavour. I don't know any site that's universally good.
@Gargron Flamewar detector probably pushed it down. HN's ranking system is steeped in mystery. But I'm fairly confident the mods don't artificially push legitimate discussions off the front page.
(Note the CEO of Cloudflare has also commented in said discussion.)
@gargron it was on the front page about 20 minutes ago, probably flagged off it now
@Gargron the text appears light gray to me which means something like it has been downvoted
@Gargron If they understand federation, they should also block every Mastodon instance federating with Switter, shouldn't they?
@gargron It's kinda weird though that the post mistakes Austria from Australia... switter.at is an Austrian domain.
@natanji Switter is from Australia but the domain is Austrian
@gargron Oh, interesting, I got fooled there
@0x1C3B00DA @Gargron @natanji Domains are frequently seized. Check out recent news regarding Backpage or Sci-Hub. Sci-Hub's actually a great example because they've been trying to evade the judgment by jumping to different country code domains.
The Microsoft data question involved data about a US user, that just happened to be stored in Ireland. Cloud providers can't evade the law by holding data in other countries.
But if a given entity both lives in, and operates using services in, a country where their activity is legal, there should be nothing that the US can do about it.
I was a bit surprised Cloudflare pulled Switter so easily/quickly, they've put up much more of a fight against these things before, but expecting a US company not to obey US law was a mistake, Switter should never have gone with them.
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