Before I go off to celebrate Midsummer by being in bed sick (Swedish woes), I want to share a small update.
#Tusky will keep blocking servers which actively promote fascism. This in particular means Gab.
We will get our next release out just in time for the 4th of July.
Don't even try to debate us about Free Speech. This is our speech, exercising #ANTIFA views. And we will keep doing it
We will post a bigger update at a later time about what this all really means.
I believe apps shouldn't block. Admins do that task 😉.
Even users are able ask admins for it or block users if they want. Freedom ia about having a choice 😉. If someone takes away the ability to make that choice, then you're no longer free 😉.
So. When Tusky devs make some decision, they are exercising their freedom that should be respected. When Eugen makes some decision, he's usually dragged through the mud. Am I the only one who sees the inconsistency in the fedizens' approach to things?
Except that in both cases nobody gives a flying f for the freedoms of users. "The door is over there" etc.
Eugen is a primary developer of Mastodon.
Personally, I believe that any dev can do whatever they please with things they built. We can express our opinions, but in the end they are the ones with the power to make a decision.
However, an app level block strongly reminds me of The Great Chinese Firewall, or RKN vs. Telegram.
Political or not, blocks should be done at the instance/account level. Otherwise, who will guard the guards? Why allow others decide what you are allowed to see?
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