There were two notable moderation incidents on mastodon.social and mastodon.online in the past 24 hours that I would like to address. In the first, a post was wrongfully removed due to a report claiming it contained a dogwhistle, and in the second, a person was wrongfully suspended due to a report claiming it's an impersonator. Both were undone and apologies issued.
There should be more Black instances. And the people in the Fediverse who have problems with content from Black instances should be promptly blocked/muted/ignored. We should stop expecting services that other (non-Black) people have created to treat us like we deserve to be treated, because it's already been proven that it doesn't work like that.
Another Black person played Mastodon "instance roulette" and lost.
We need a Mastodon instance Green Book pronto or this ain't gonna work.
This is starting to feel like the WW2 Dunkirk evacuation where the Black and Indian Commonwealth soldiers were abandoned on the beach...
Jeff Bezos says he'll be giving away most of his fortune: https://apnews.com/article/jeff-bezos-fortune-plans-2a8be9076f80a030e867e1b9a722fe26?taid=63725cac78439d0001754d52&utm That's great, and $100 billion can make a real difference if it's well spent. But we would never think of building the interstate highway system with donations. Likewise, addressing child poverty, education inequity and other huge challenges can't depend on philanthropy. Smart tax policy changes would mean fewer big fortunes and less child poverty to address.
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