According to my #hashtag search for "FreeJulianAssange" I am one of three people who have used the tag. In the past month. I know this is wrong.
@witchescauldron There really does seem to be something seriously wrong with your server. We know that you personally are not administering it so we are not blaming you. Can you please explain what company is doing the hosting. Is it a particular datacenter? Who are they? We are getting increasingly concerned about #censorship?
@dsfgs we host here https://masto.host/ would be better if we self hosted as we do with http://visionon.tv and http://openworlds.info and https://indymedia.openworlds.info etc. but we have limited volenter crew and are spread thin. Need more crew as we roll out more services. This is what we have for now.
Understood. Something isn't sitting right, though.
Maybe we need to talk to other servers to try and identify what is going on here.
Our impression is that either other instances are blocking us for no good reason, or our server itself has been hacked/compomised in some way.
Sad... but that is our take. One example, come to think of it, we've not seen any Chinwag.org activity in months.
We can't spend time on a platform if we're being muzzled.
We remember that Sunny closed his account themself.
They may have rushed to judgement. Sadly.
Agree that. Hunting down a problem can be a but tougher, but if you persist you'll tend to find the problem, and often its not what you think it is.
@wellwell @dsfgs @aktivismoEstasMiaLuo this was due abusive behaver and sock puppeting more accounts to DM other users with abusive behaver. We do not behave this way on #openweb projects, You were silenced by one moderator for the abusive behaver, I then talked to you and un silenced you. You then were abusive and removed the account - also removing the history of the conversations which is a mastodon bug/feature. Hope you are finding your new instance to your liking.
@dsfgs @witchescauldron the problem with #censorship is that the act of censorship itself can be abusive when it's not done with good judgement, and the censorship itself is sneaky & hidden. I won't use dev.Lemmy.ml b/c the mods abuse their power- censoring ideas they don't like. But what's good about #Lemmy is we can at least review the censorship by reading the modlogs. #Mastodon has no modlogs.
@witchescauldron @dsfgs I don't recall if the posts were human generated or robotic, but either way a beneficial robot would be useful. We could use a bot that would warn ppl when someone posts a #CloudFlare link, because non- #Tor users don't generally know when they're being led into CF's #walledGarden of #privacy abuse.
@aktivismoEstasMiaLuo @dsfgs it's interesting to think about accounts and censorship differently as activertypub is instance based and the instances all have their own agender - it's up to the "user" to find a place called "home". it's not up to every "home" to find a place for the "users" - in this it's reveres of the #dotcons in the end is the option of running your own single user instance - have a look at https://freedombone.net its complex but this is the price of freedom.
@aktivismoEstasMiaLuo @dsfgs yep that's a feature/bug of mastodon to do with privacy I would think. When someone removes an account all the info goes. basically he was being a nasty teenager - kinda a 4chan type. If people act like that we talk to um for a bit and if it escalates they are off to a new instance - which is no bad thing as they are obviously a bad fit here.
In our experience, when you give #trust (and power) to a server, you give trust and power to them. #Transparency can work for govts, because if they lie, people can blow the whistle. They are big.
#Community initiatives are smaller. So the same is not possible for smaller scale servers. We say, if you share a common interest with them, then you can probably give them a bit of trust (and power). The benefit of the doubt etc.
That's how we see it.
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