Pinned post

📣 shuts down, again, forever. They claim they haven't enough resources to handle moderation and to protect themselves from political exploitation. Suddenly "" becomes a burden their € 0.5mln network can't afford, whereas they have always claimed that others should bear the responsibility for their own actions. That is not free speech, that is free-riding others' tools against others' will and safety. 1/2

Pinned post
Pinned post

📣 The FAQ has come! 📣

Hey folks! We arranged the feedback we received from you (thanks!) in a FAQ you can find here: git.lattuga.net/isolateByoblu/
Each paragraph has its own hyperlink so that one can copy&paste the links as reference.

We find the FAQ exhaustive yet far from complete. As usual, do not hesitate to send us your questions and criticism since we are glad to receive them.

Stay safe/r and enjoy the fediverse!

Pinned post

⛔ Block social.byoblu.com and keep the fediverse a safer place 

If you value the safety of people around you (and yours), please consider blocking social.byoblu.com to keep the fediverse a safer place.

Boost the toots of this account and talk with the users of your instance to decide what to do with Byoblu. Involve the admins in the discussion. Defederate it and who federates it.


cc @isolategab @gabwatch

So at least 500 users are beta testing #TruthSocial.

And yes, if you read this the early testers are exactly who you would expect.

Keep wondering if folks will get access to this pre-launch, like they did the previous two betas. Or if we see any early signs of it attempting to federate.

If anyone finds anything LMK and we'll shout it out.

#IsolateTrump

reuters.com/technology/exclusi

❤️ We'd like to thank all the inhabitants who stood ready to without any fuss, understanding the danger of federating with . In particular, we thank who, motivated by International solidarity, overcame language- and culture-specific barriers. Thanks to our sibling campaign @isolategab@mastodon.social et al. that paved the way for such initiatives in the fediverse. Special thanks to @mastohost who deeply studied the case, eventually de-platforming Byoblu. 2/2

Show thread

📣 shuts down, again, forever. They claim they haven't enough resources to handle moderation and to protect themselves from political exploitation. Suddenly "" becomes a burden their € 0.5mln network can't afford, whereas they have always claimed that others should bear the responsibility for their own actions. That is not free speech, that is free-riding others' tools against others' will and safety. 1/2

Hi all: this account is in hybernation after #Gab functionally left the #fediverse, but wanted to wake it from slumber to note that all your work got noticed in a new ISD Report.

"There is precedent for open source communities to push back against those who seek to use their tools to promote hate speech. One such case is Mastodon, an open source social media community which has waged a long-running war of attrition against an influx of far-right users from Gab – a war which, as of December 2020, they appear to have won."

isdglobal.org/digital_dispatch

When we talk about conspiratorialism, we focus (naturally) on the content of the conspiracy. Not only are those stories entertainingly outlandish - they're also the point of contact between conspiracists and the world.

If your mom is shouting about "Hollywood pedos," it's natural that you'll end up discussing the relationship of this belief to observable reality. But while the content of conspiratorial beliefs gets lots of attention, we tend to neglect the *significance* of those beliefs.

1/

BTW, had to dig a bit but looks like it is official, that #Gab has not been on the Fediverse since a change this summer.

Frankly, we won. Note how one key point in their decision here was how isolated they were off the Fediverse compared to costs to keep it going.

From the former Facebook CTO of Gab:

Seriously: who would want to host that stuff?! contents had been against terms of service from the beginning. plays the victim yet claims others' space. There is no right of platform, no . There is freedom of association, and the utmost part of the decided not to federate them.
Who knows what will happen. In the meanwhile, we suggest to the whole *.byoblu.com subdomain.

2/2

Show thread

⚠️ instance closes down! complains that provider changed its to exclude them. Yet, under the disguise of , has always spread /#altright ""; "" and "plots"; , , and contents; hosting interviews with and .

1/2

Of course, #Gab still lets this account continue to remain and post threats and doxxing of both R and D political leaders. This could easily lead to people being killed.

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The harassment campaign against U.S. election officials following President Donald Trump’s defeat took an ominous turn on Thursday after a website surfaced that accused them of “treason” and included photographs and home addresses, drawing the attention of U.S. intelligence agencies...

As of early Thursday afternoon, associated accounts on Facebook and Twitter had been taken down, but remained active on Parler and Gab, two social media networks favored by right-wing activists."

reuters.com/article/usa-electi

@PeerTube_Isolation Hey! Just wanted to say I appreciate what you're doing. I recently interviewed @isolatebyoblu, and I'd love to interview you or anyone working for the same cause as well.

⛔ Block social.byoblu.com and keep the fediverse a safer place 

If you value the safety of people around you (and yours), please consider blocking social.byoblu.com to keep the fediverse a safer place.
Boost the toots of this account and talk with the users of your instance to decide what to do with Byoblu. Involve the admins in the discussion. Defederate it and who federates it.

Q: I see no harm, and you just want every instance being a gilded cage.

A: The fact that you do not experience harm from their content, does not mean it can be generalized. Our concern is not about casting everything we disagree with out of the Internet, it is about preventing damage to whom already is target of harassment and marginalization.

git.lattuga.net/isolateByoblu/

block social.byoblu.com /1 

Byoblu notoriously fuels . It has given voice to the "Kalergi plan", a belief system in which ethnic replacement by immigrantion serves as control over the white population. This theory has very racist implications, such as "mixed" marriages being means of "polluting" population genetics, to make people more condescending towards "the powers that be".

Show older
Mastodon

The original server operated by the Mastodon gGmbH non-profit