Before I go off to celebrate Midsummer by being in bed sick (Swedish woes), I want to share a small update.

will keep blocking servers which actively promote fascism. This in particular means Gab.

We will get our next release out just in time for the 4th of July.

Don't even try to debate us about Free Speech. This is our speech, exercising views. And we will keep doing it :toot:

We will post a bigger update at a later time about what this all really means.


@inditoot Do you know what Gab is? Everyone is seems to be blocking it.

@Tusky Oh nazis!!!

@inditoot Please add a blocklist in our instance as well.

@inditoot @Tusky

I already knew about the Dissenter extension. When Firefox blocked it there was a huge uproar on reddit.

@inditoot @Tusky

You wouldn't know when Free speech turns into Fake news. It's has its benefits and downsides as well.

@inditoot @Tusky

Twitter is just Anti Hindu..... They supports terrorists but silences anyone voice who questions them... It's not about that. It's about moderating some evil minded community as well. There is a huge difference between us and Neo Nazis.(Antifa)

@inditoot @Tusky
Some are calling for server level ban as well. For the world we are always the punching bags, our whole civilisation which was the best in the world got ruined, destroyed for their vested evil interests. They copied our science and made them their own. We didn't complain.

@inditoot @Tusky And yet we don't say someone is a children of Satan. We are the people of colour as well.

Gab what I read in wiki link that @tusky shared, if true, is going to cause a serious problem in the fediverse.

@inditoot @Tusky I'm talking about 2018 shootings which tusky shared. That's dangerous man.

@inditoot @Tusky You got a point here. Even though how will you decide others are innocent and won't turn up like the one verified gab user did?

@inditoot @jeff @Tusky

You got that right. If someday, tusky block us as well, I will fork it. It's a very good app.


Have you seen it? It's a nazi hate paradise.. This isn't free speech anymore it's just assault.

@akarshanbiswas @Tusky

@snder @inditoot @Tusky

He didn't see it and neither do I. That's why we are discussing here.


You can browse the public timeline and there are enough websites with examples haha.. Trust me, you don't what that in your public feed when it hits ;)

@akarshanbiswas @Tusky

@Tusky Will this block be limited to fascism or will it include other instances which show unwelcome behaviour on the fediverse?

@Tusky Fascism seems to sometimes be used as a smear term. Can you explain what you mean exactly (linking to a definition is fine if that's what you really mean).

@Tusky that's the spirit! willl check out tusky in a few minutes! 🎆

@Tusky I'm pretty new to fediverse stuff and was gonna try a bunch of clients just to be thorough... But fuck it, I think I found my brand! Keep up the good work Tusky

@Tusky Appreciate this... Everyone needs to find their own way, and we really shouldn't feel that we have the right to demand that developers do one thing or another. The biggest thing I *hate* with development stuff (mostly from a user's perspective) is when the developers decide one update to do something one way, the next a different way, and it just keeps changing.

@Tusky what does this mean wr/t servers like freespeechextremist? will they be blocked too?

@tuxcrafting We'll be publishing a more detailed post about it soon. I'll try to answer this question in that.


Using your freedom greedily to deny freedom to 100 thousand others, 🤔🤔🤔

Maybe open source isn't for you

@darckcrystale @Tusky

This tired piece of rhetoric genuinely confuses me. Anyone can use gab, with any motivation. In another dimension, perhaps you might use gab.

The first amendment guidelines are meant to pave over the arbitrary rules of other platforms, with perfect, everlasting freedom, and user empowerment. You can't honestly fuss about what type of users jump ship first in a project as important as this.

@darckcrystale @Tusky

Just, that so many misattribute gab's freedom policy as sympathy for fascism. Twitter is objectively a better platform in terms of metrics, so the users who do abandon it for the alternative tend to have explicit political motivations of some kind. That same policy of freedom means that the site is ideologically opposed to censoring political speech, even when it results in an unfriendly climate and gains the ire of news outlets and outsiders

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@deadpool212121 in my opinion, open source should be welcoming to everyone. But it only can be the case if it is:
- not racist
- not homophobic
- not transphobic
- not sexist
- not validist
Because if it is one of those, marginalized people and minorities will not able to use it. And so, it's not open source.

I think you can't understand why I say that because you do not feel unwelcome or are not a harassment target when you use/contribute to free software.

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