Another reason why centralisation of digital infrastructure is bad: large chunks of the queer internet content from 2008 to 2013-ish is gone already, including posts to tumblr/centralized blog platforms. As of now it's easier to recreate discourses that happened in newsgroups, than those that happened on let's say tumblr. This is not about the right of self-determination when it comes to data; but about corporations being able to erase and take offline queer spaces, and spaces like the sex work community, within days. Especially as a historian (yes, that's what I've studied, believe it or not lmao) I think this is concerning. I'm at a point where I can't find a single post that was relevant to me when I had my inner coming out in the late 00s. A lot of this is because of copyright as well, queer culture is a remix culture in some sense, and there's no right to remix in the EU copyright law; so chances are that fan content, memes, edits and so on are being taken down because of copyright infringement.

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