You're Hardwired To Love Social Media https://medium.com/s/love-hate/youre-hardwired-to-love-social-media-it-s-time-to-deprogram-c59cd1a7bc20
Individual privacy, freedom of speech, all these things are margins of freedom for a society that let divergent thoughts grow and alternative paths be explored. Lets evolution experiment.
Subsuming the divisive groups of individuals under the unified will of one rule may be more efficient in the short run, but I doubt it's the best way in the long run.
We're honestly very lucky that despite how much power has been concentrated through technology, the US has been relatively benign in suppressing dissent. As bad as you think it is, it's not as bad as it could be. What scares me is the potential for how bad it could become.
A state secure in its power does not over-react. I wonder how much longer that will last.
there are some alternative web interfaces available (that you can use with every instance), maybe one is a better match for you: https://chriswere.neocities.org/links.html#mastodon
"We cannot expect governments, corporations, or other large, faceless organizations to grant us privacy out of their beneficence."
This quote comes from the Cipherpunk Manifesto, originating from 1993 (!): https://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/manifesto.html
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