Gab, and the fediverse
Why I decided to block gab.[com|ai], and some other thoughts.
It has not gone unoticed, but gab – the plattform that champions “free speechs” has joined the fediverse. Why? Because probably (hopefully) they are running out of money.
4th of July, 2019 – gab did enter the fediverse with glory and might. Users loved it and the software was great!
No it was'nt. People hated it and complained everywhere over the extremely bad performance and the unreliable service. I enjoyed the show, it was great because it means that gab is loosing money when the deploy did not work well. gab also uses cloudflare
The funny thing aside for a moment, and lets focus on the dangerous and evil side of gab. Gab claims to be a champion of free speech, sadly this has turned into a harbor of extremist – actual Nazis.
I decided to create an account on the platform to observe it myself. I did not have to scroll much to be greeted with this:
And more: This was presented to me withing the first minute.
So much for the All are welcome slogan.
You maybe wonder – why does a platform allow content that celebrates genocide, fascism , violence, hate, and authoritarian governments and hides it in the free speech bucket? I do not know, I honestly do not know. The founder of gab – Andrew Torba – is even a proclaimed christian. Is'nt christianity supposed to be the opposite of the content that is spreading on gab?
This is why I have suspended gab on my instance. And if you as an admin does it – great! But it would also be great if people could federate with them to be able to ridicule them (or as some people calls it – virtual milk-shaking).
We can't let history repeat itself.
Note: I do publish social.linux.pizza's blocklist here