It's depressing seeing people vilify people who have political views at odds with theirs. Part of it is the increasing radicalization of social beliefs in general, for which social media bubbles are partially responsible.
It saddens me to see people strip others of their humanity and view them as an "other" that needs to be destroyed. I have to wonder if honest political discourse is even possible across ideological lines anymore.
Also, come chat with me and some goons at my Matrix/Riot instance (https://vscape.tk).
I don't see fediverse blacklists in their current form being very effective in the long run. People who self-host make blacklists impractical, and self-hosting will only get easier/cheaper.
This will likely push censorious instances to switch to whitelists eventually, which will be more harmful to federation.
Social media accounts tied to real identites provide neat compartmentalization for future authoritarian governments. The 140 character limit of Twitter cuts out the fluff, too; perfect for easy keyword extraction to distinguish wrongthinkers from rightthinkers.
The advertising industry has overcome the major technical barriers to tomorrow's genocides.
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Personal Mastodon instance of excelereight. Feel free to make an account, but no promises as to the instance's longevity. Come chat at my Matrix/Riot server.