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โš ๏ธ 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 .

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๐Ÿ“ฃ The FAQ has come! ๐Ÿ“ฃ

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!

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โ›” 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

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.

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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 Trumpโ€™s defeat took an ominous turn on Thursday after a website surfaced that accused them of โ€œtreasonโ€ 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.

โ›” 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".

Q: It does not hurt me. Why can't you wait and see how it goes?

A: As the name implies, the "fediverse" is a federation. The object of a federation is to consider the risk for others, take responsibility, and act accordingly before the situation gets worse.

git.lattuga.net/isolateByoblu/

Q: If you de-federate their instance, why should we de-federate them too? Aren't you safe enough yet?

A: Because your instance becomes the means to circumvent our block. A message tooted from a safer space and boosted on a third instance that federates with theirs can be read by any account of their instance. [...]

git.lattuga.net/isolateByoblu/

Q: They are not technically/legally/self-proclaimed fascists.

A: This is an interesting discussion among academics. We are aware of several definitions of fascism, and here is an unfinished list according to the consensual Wikipedian point of view. Academically, we may say we fight kyriarchal content. We adopt an operational definition called "fascist duck test" [...]

git.lattuga.net/isolateByoblu/

block social.byoblu.com /3 

Byoblu also welcomes several souverainist figures. Those are specialized in turning socialist instances into discriminatory, suprematist claims.
They aim to turn the oppressed against each other, in a malicious overturning where the other oppressed are the real enemy, as they weakens the strenght of the people. This argument is routinely used against migrants and LGBTQIA+ persons.

Q: I actually found good videos on their channel. They don't seem nazis to me.
A: A broken clock is right twice a day. Yet, it's still a broken clock. There are anti-fascist folks out there who enjoy Byoblu, and they profit by association from these antifascists' accountability to broad their audience. Yet they are openly platforming contents these anti-fascists would not agree with. [...]

git.lattuga.net/isolateByoblu/

Q: What about other instances federated to social.byoblu.com?

A: Help yourself with the standard URL for tag timelines. This can be done adding tags/byoblu to any Mastodon instance's url, e.g. example.social/tags/byoblu. This can be checked directly in your browser even without an account. There are 3 possible outcomes. [...]

git.lattuga.net/isolateByoblu/

Q: If you are anti-social, why do you choose social networks at all?

A: Provided that there's nothing wrong with being so, social networks are tools anybody decides how to use them, the most introverted too (just lurking is fine).
Nonetheless: being anti-social means avoiding social contact at all, being selective is a completely different thing. [...]

git.lattuga.net/isolateByoblu/

block social.byoblu.com /4 

Byoblu monetizes and platforms contents of under cover of .
Byoblu diverts stances against towards .
Act in solidarity with marginalized and oppresed people who can't afford harmful contents and the policies Byoblu conveys. Defederate it and who federates it.

Q: De-federating their instance is against my right of information to read toots from them, and against my right to disseminate my toots across their instance. It's against free speech.

A: You can read their public timeline even without an account in the fediverse, and they can read the public timeline of any instance or your account timeline even without an account in the fediverse. [...]

git.lattuga.net/isolateByoblu/

Q: You can't think the fediverse will always be "pure" and "homogeneous" with people thinking like you.

A: We promote diversity in opinion, and encourage debating ideas, not people. A line should be drawn when opinions threaten to harm people on a discriminatory basis. Just to be clear, "pure" and "homogeneous" is their line of work, not ours.

git.lattuga.net/isolateByoblu/

Q: They aren't doing anything illegal.

A: Besides the fact that not every harmful content is illegal, there is plenty of exploiting/oppressing/marginalizing laws that we find unjust. Thus, we refuse to give law a value by itself. If you are strict with law, we can legally refuse not to platform their content, and so can you and your instance.

git.lattuga.net/isolateByoblu/

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