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In case anyone was wondering due to recent discourse, Toot! will be blocking any gab domains.

I do not support white supremacy and hatred, and will never support any server that promotes it.

@tootapp

Thank you for taking a stand on this 👍

Gab was specifically set up for neo-Nazis who were thrown off other platforms. It exists purely to spew hatred of people unlike themselves.

We must not let them get a foothold on the Fediverse.

@tootapp@mastodon.social It will be me the one deciding which instances I want to block and which don't, not your app. I don't support white supremacy or hatred either but enforcing blocks on instances is not right.

What if someone uses gab WITHOUT THE INTENTION to support extremism? Now your app is blocking that person to me and I don't like your app.

@enigmatico That person would be massively confused, and I see no need to make things easier for nazis by trying to help a confused person.

And I will always and forever stand by my view that standing aside and doing nothing about evil is itself an evil act. If you are in a position to act against evil, not doing so is plain morally wrong.

@tootapp (Minor suggestion, feel free to ignore: Consider not doing it silently? Like, if they put in a Gab domain, put up a pop-up or something explaining how Gab is trying to hijack and risk the reputation to get around their ban., or something.)

@tootapp @AzureHusky excellent 👍🏼 Makes me proud to say I paid money for this app.

@tootapp I fully respect your stand on this! Also some people need to look up what “censorship” actually means XD
Sorry you’re getting so much flak for this.

@peacememories Oh, there are always the loud ones. Judging by favourites and boosts people are quite happy in general.

@tootapp @erosdiscordia that's good to hear. I didn't know the app would block instances. Is it the first blocked one? Do you have a blocking code of conduct?

@AzureKingfisher The first one, yes. And no, but if this problem spreads beyond gab I will probably have to create one.

@tootapp Thank you for making it impossible for them to use it and for taking a stand.

@LimticLewd You do know gab is the home of several mass murderers, yes?

@tootapp
I wonder how many mass murderers have a Facebook account or Twatter... Let's just stop this bullshit of guilt by association, it's just like saying that all muslims are terrorists because of the terrorists... Just stop

@tootapp
yo this owns, don't have an iPhone to grab your app tho :(

@raptorhawk Gab’s a social network run by and for white supremacists. They’re talking about switching to a fork of Mastodon for their software, so people who make Mastodon compatible-apps are putting in pre-emptive blocks to stop them being used with gab instances. (I hope that made sense?)

@tootapp thanks for your stand, and thanks for providing this handy cut-out-and-keep list of people to block!

@tootapp I mean do you mean being able to log into a gab instance? I’m alright with that I guess

@tootapp yo sorry for all the shit the usual gang of free speech absolutist assholes are giving you. even beyond a moral stand, this is a good move to avoid risking being delisted by apple, and what i suggested to app devs when i first saw gab bloviating about how they can't be censored if they use activitypub

@tootapp Respect. And now doubly happy that yours is my iOS client. 👍🏽

@tootapp Won't you be playing a virtual game of whack-a-mole? How fast can you push an update if they create a new relay or alternative hostname to authenticate to the network to work around the client block?

@unrealmp3 If they start that game, there are more clever ways to implement the blocking. But they haven't exactly shown themselves to be the brightest.

@tootapp I had no idea what gab is before opening this thread, but I think you’re doing the right thing here.

@tootapp 😍😍✊✊✊

Wholeheartedly supporting this.

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