@melik @jb55 @nvk lol, must be run by a salty eth bag holder. 😂

@benthecarman @jb55 Call me naive, but a few years ago I would never have thought to ever hear "free speech" in a negative context. It's a truly terrifying development.

@LadyAnarki many instances use this to block whole instances. it's like big tech deplatforming but worse.

@LadyAnarki so anyone who uses this blocklist for their community won't see any toots from us.

@jb55 Seems like there's some fun groups in that list lol

@kekcoin @LadyAnarki worse in the sense it creates more echo chambers, fediverse as a whole is better of course in the long run

@jb55 @LadyAnarki Hmm, I don't see the creation of echo chambers as a problem per se - as long as people create their own echo chambers rather than them being imposed.

@jb55 @kekcoin @LadyAnarki I wouldn't say it's worse even in that respect, since people on Twitter would tend to only follow those they agree with and block those they don't anyway, creating echo chambers within the platform. We basically have the same thing here, but without the possibility that you get removed from the whole platform.

@alan8325 @kekcoin @LadyAnarki it's just harder to navigate when you are first getting oriented to the fediverse. its like what war faction am I joining and will I be able to talk to my friends on other instances.

@jb55 @alan8325 @LadyAnarki To be fair, having multiple accounts is an option, a lot of apps even support it.

@alan8325 @jb55 @LadyAnarki That last part is key. And hey, blocking entire communities at a time can be useful too! Some instances are very spammy and I'm glad I can just filter out entire swathes of bot accounts in one go.

@kekcoin @jb55 @LadyAnarki And a public block list run by communists, like FediBlock, could have the Streisand effect of giving the politically opposed a convenient list of instances to look for friends in.

@jb55 Wait what we weren't already? They're a bit slow aren't they?

Out of interest, do we know which instances block us?

@j12d its a good question, I'm not sure if there's a way to check this.

@jb55 I wouldn’t celebrate being on a hit list for anti-free-speech extremists.
You can bet criminal hackers will attack

@jb55 "The idea of this project is to provide a list of bad actor instances in the Fediverse"
Are we bad?

@brypto some radical leftist maintains it. Zero accountability. I don’t think many people use it

@brypto @jb55 How many Satoshis do you have? I've seen some bad ones.

@amaranthus @jb55 only the best ones, certified by the greatest computational power in the known universe

@jb55 Funny how a platform for free speech enjoys blocking instances of that platform for utilizing free speech

@jb55 imagine being upset about censorship resistant money. How hard is it to fathom that you might be the victim of such censorship, rather than always being on the side of the censor (or being the censor)? Its just so incredibly naive.

Though you would hope that those closest to the protocol/docs remain more neutral, if anything.

@jb55 Just let those Fediverse instances to became islands.

Most of those instances at blocklists are insanely ridiculous.
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