Every day is a new day to discover a new fucking privacy-washing organization.
Today, let's meet the "Futur of Privacy Forum", funded by :
I don't know if I have to laugh, cry, or throw up!...
Thanks @aral for this discovery
Fun thing about Gab's re-launch as a Mastodon fork: Mastodon tracks the number of active users by default so the Gab CTO had to hurry to remove that information from their API. He also had to remove trends because they showed the most popular tag only had 43 people in it
@BMakuch@twitter.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @VICE@twitter.com (6/7) Had @BMakuch@twitter.com and @Motherboard@twitter.com done even the slightest bit of fact-checking they would have seen that only this week the top trending hashtag on the re-launched Gab had only 43 users in it. 43 users on one hashtag is a lot less than a supposed million active users.
@BMakuch@twitter.com @email@example.com @VICE@twitter.com (5/7) The reason of course, for Gab to hide their number of active users was because these numbers were dismally low, not into the millions as @BMakuch@twitter.com and @Motherboard@twitter.com so breathlessly claim. https://twitter.com/MastodonProject/status/1147711255660191745
@BMakuch@twitter.com @firstname.lastname@example.org (4/7) @BMakuch@twitter.com takes the claims by Gab that they are the largest Mastodon node at face value. While Ben and his editors at @Motherboard@twitter.com and @VICE@twitter.com may be okay with regurgitating nazi propaganda, four days ago we showed that Gab was intentionally hiding their active user numbers—
@BMakuch@twitter.com @email@example.com (3/7) Gab domains face the same pressures from law enforcement and service providers that they have in the past. @BMakuch@twitter.com either does not understand that federation does not exempt someone from the law or chooses to ignore this. @Motherboard@twitter.com
@BMakuch@twitter.com @firstname.lastname@example.org (2/7) This statement is not true, "Gab is now unstoppable and can never again be taken down as a whole ever again." But by repeating this claim uncritically @BMakuch@twitter.com all but advertises for Gab in @Motherboard@twitter.com.
THREAD (1/7) Although we were asked by @BMakuch@twitter.com to make a statement for his recent piece in @Motherboard@twitter.com we are appalled at the way in which Ben has taken up, uncritically, the claims of the far right social network and that the piece is in essence an advertisement for Gab.
> In a statement to Motherboard, Mastodon said "at Mastodon we are creating a truly decentralized network, our software is free to use and modify by anyone, but this does not mean that we are under any obligation to support any project which uses our code. While we respect the right to free speech, we believe that human dignity is inviolable above all else."
The Nazi-Free Alternative to Twitter Is Now Home to the Biggest Far Right Social Network - https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mb8y3x/the-nazi-free-alternative-to-twitter-is-now-home-to-the-biggest-far-right-social-network
> Gab, which has been used frequently by neo-Nazi terror groups to organize and recruit, is now the biggest node on the Mastodon network.
Bon. On a gagné la plus belle promo de merde de l'année. 🤦♂️
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