Blocking a domain won't prevent online bullying, racism, sexism or other abuse endemic on social media.
We can't settle for domain blocks, there is more to be done.
@dansup why the heck is gab being added to the fediverse in the first place anyhow
@dansup no, it won’t. But I think domain blocking is the right way in this case. Gab’s content is not manipulating in a technical way, but its users might employ manipulating techniques to spread the content.
Thus, better tools are needed to stop malicious users, but to stop a source of malicious content, domain blocks are an okay tool.
It's an open platform. Anyone can set up their own instance of they want to. And anyone can block federation if they want to as well. We shouldn't go through measures to further stop those we disagree with.
@dansup why think in absolutes? Blocking fash instances is a building block in keeping users safe and deplatforming nazis. Nothing wrong with empowering users to act on their own behalf, but why not do both? It's not a matter of censorship, they can and will still be able to speak to anyone who signs up to their trash instances. We're merely throwing them out of our spaces. This is important to provide a safe space for the rest of us.
Who says settle for domain blocks? Use all the tools in the box, man. We are at a critical point in history here. Don't get used.
@switchingsocial you're right although dansup said "We can't settle for domain blocks, there is more to be done." -- so he's not saying he's against taking action he's saying more needs to be done than just blocking fash instances
@switchingsocial i didn't see anything in dansup's comment that suggested they were against doing both
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