OK. Some people keep rating the app one star because I don't block an instance.
Unfortunately, their lack of comprehension concerning the Fediverse (manipulated by some propaganda) make they think that the app is not safe to use.
You have every tools with the app to avoid interacting with people you don't want to see.
@fedilab can you elaborate on the propaganda in the instance you won't block? Was it, for example, tied to an extremist terrorist attack?
@fedilab you were just talking about propaganda to defend your decision a moment ago, so why don't we talk about the instance you're supporting?
The #synagoguemassacre suspect was radicalized there for example.
I don't support anything. I won't block anything as far as a market doesn't ask me to do so.
It's useless, it doesn't protect from seeing messages from these instances (many people think it will).
@DashEquals I just discovered Fedilab doesn't mind blocking as long as it's people who make them uncomfortable.
@DashEquals I can no longer communicate with their official account. If you think my polite questions are harassment, can you tell me why you consider violent threats and terrorist activity to be defensible? Surely you think those are worse.
@DanTheFan did Google remove a browser or a social network app from their store? I was pretty clear about that.
@fedilab I didn't want to say it, but heck it, I will!
"If you are neutral in in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the opressor."
-- Desmond Tutu
Get it through your thick skull, and understand it.
@fedilab Well-put. There's no support of anything, no "abdicating responsibility", just using more than one brain cell and recognising that users can already block and report things they don't like, and instances can block and report things they don't like. That's already more than enough measure to block out things people don't want to see, and preventing a user from using a specific client doesn't even affect the experience other users get, because it doesn't stop anyone from seeing anything.
@fedilab Perfect example: trolls strawman-ing what you said, and you used the already-plentiful means for content control and (according to the user) blocked him. What more could you want? You don't have to put up with the user any more, so from your perspective, the problem is solved. If what was instead done was limit what clients the user could use, you'd still be seeing the trolling, because the user wouldn't actually have been blocked.
@fedilab full support to you incredible work and for leaving the right to your users to decide what they can see or browse. Thanks a lot
@fedilab It's incredibly easy to ignore users on other instances if needed, and it's really sad that everyone is outraged over your decision to not block another instance. What happened to personal responsibility?
@fedilab I love it and continue to support. Nice to see someone using their whole brain for a change. You said it best "Manipulated by Propaganda" !
As mentioned earlier, you have my support as well!
Moreover, if you decided to start blocking anything, you would instantly loose my support. Modern internet has enough censorship to add more.
Greetings from one of the most multicultural cities in the world, where I do have friends from all the nationalities, skin colours and accents 🙂
I suspect this is a pro-censorship / anti-free speech reaction more than one about comprehension.
Basically, they are trying to bury you if you do not decide in behalf of all your users (regardless of your users wishes) to take a certain political position.
Thank you for not doing this. You are doing exactly the right thing giving your users the tools to decide for themselves.
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