It shouldn't take Gab joining the fediverse for developers/admins to take platform safety seriously.
What's gab, what's the deal?
@dragnucs @dansup please take a look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gab_%28social_network%29
Gab is an instance with about 12000 active users. Most of which are far-right or alt-right.
@dragnucs @dansup politics is a complex mess. One way to align all the political opinions is to squeeze them into one dimension, commonly called "left" and "right".
While this model is too simple to reflect real politics it is widespread for referring to groups of people.
For example here in europe the right-wing is commonly dissatisified with immigration while the left-wing considers it OK.
Don't trust me. Do your own research.
@saxnot I usually just skip politics.
@dragnucs "gab" is a political topic.
While politics is more often than not tagged here in the fediverse it is also fairly accepted that there's no such thing as "not being political".
Being "non-political" means "to be political without noticing it". Which is bad. We're not living in a world where some king will take care of the country. We the people need to research, discuss establish an opinion, and act accordingly.
@dragnucs be aware that I'm biased.
Be aware that every subject has a subjective view onto the world.
This toot is tagged as "pol". My previous toots were not tagged as such (my bad).
@saxnot I don't have problems with anybody or anything. I just do not want to be involved on parties, left and rights labels, and political agendas. I just want my freedoms preserved and country/world prosper and move forward.
Much hype began when the #Tusky client started to block people who wantes to register via gab.com. Tusky is an Android App for viewing the Fediverse.
The fediverse is a safe harbor for many. This means, that harrasment is not tolerated. This also means, that admins have the right to remove users when thex are considered harmful/toxic („no free speech“).
"Free speech" is granted by the state. Free speech is not granted by people who host mastodon servers. Every admin can kick whomever they want and they can stop federating whith whomever they want. That's their right as a server owner. The admins do not need to "respect freedom as speech" as they're not the gov.
@dansup Why is everyone talking about Gab in relation to the fediverse now? Has it ACTUALLY joined? It's just that i've seen nothing yet.
i have seen some posts from developer.gab.com, so they are definitely on the fediverse.
@dansup the problem is people label everything a Nazi now days. Even when clearly not.
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