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Book progress, politics
I think that the politics of tech feeds into, or are inseparable from, the online culture war.
There is very little regard for ordinary people in tech, thus the politics of tech work against the interests of people. We are more interested in keeping them as users. This, in my eyes, feeds into a whole lot of reactionary politics in digital terms.
Book progress, politics
Something that I want to be central to the book is revealing the politics of tech, and how they purposefully reinfore themselves in society.
This whole myth that tech is apolitical is dangerous in many ways. It's like the whole _guns don't kill people, people kill people_ deal, except that people now program guns to kill foreigners, people make algorithms to discriminate minorities, rich people make apps to addict poor or working class people, and so on.
The way that I'm writing it so far is by making short essays, and then hopefully tying things up atvthe end.
No editing so far, just plain consciousness waterfall.
fdroid discourse, nazi, genocide
Fdroid as a company (https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/08420676).
Fdroid doesn't have to host every open source app under the sun.
Fdroid can do what fdroid pleases.
Fdroid chooses to not remove nazi app created by nazi to access nazi website, that explicitelly call for genocide, and have had users from said website have actually already killed people
I guess you might say, that it is a political choice to choose not to kick apps of their services.
Also I would say that everyone, for any reason (and specifically for free speech reason) that is against removing said nazi app, is by far and large, a nazi.
We are not talking punching nazi, splatering milkshake, or showing up at demo.
We are talking about something one can do from the comfort of their home.
Nazi are not just the one turning the gaz on.
Nazi are also the gnusocial contributor and nazi app hosters of this world.
I think those of us who have moved to Mastland from the toxic, hate-filled birdsite should follow each other without reservations. There is a sort of class divide on the birdsite between blueticks and the rest. So this space i believe should be more democratic and egalitarian given most of us from India have similar reasons for moving here. What say folks?
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