Before I go off to celebrate Midsummer by being in bed sick (Swedish woes), I want to share a small update.
#Tusky 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 #ANTIFA views. And we will keep doing it
We will post a bigger update at a later time about what this all really means.
@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 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.
@tuxcrafting We'll be publishing a more detailed post about it soon. I'll try to answer this question in that.
Even users are able ask admins for it or block users if they want. Freedom ia about having a choice 😉. If someone takes away the ability to make that choice, then you're no longer free 😉.
So. When Tusky devs make some decision, they are exercising their freedom that should be respected. When Eugen makes some decision, he's usually dragged through the mud. Am I the only one who sees the inconsistency in the fedizens' approach to things?
Except that in both cases nobody gives a flying f for the freedoms of users. "The door is over there" etc.
Eugen is a primary developer of Mastodon.
Personally, I believe that any dev can do whatever they please with things they built. We can express our opinions, but in the end they are the ones with the power to make a decision.
However, an app level block strongly reminds me of The Great Chinese Firewall, or RKN vs. Telegram.
Political or not, blocks should be done at the instance/account level. Otherwise, who will guard the guards? Why allow others decide what you are allowed to see?
@Tusky Thank you very much for all your hard work. The world becomes more and more racist with every passing day. It's nice to see someone actively working to fight this.
@Tusky if I weren't already using Tusky, I would switch to you for this. <3 Keep that trash off my feed.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!