No one understands what censorship even means, because they are being censored

I’ve been enjoying my brief but focused time in The Federation and away from corporate social media so far. (“The Federation” is what we nerds who love freedom and, by extension, free software, call the distributed social network outside corporate-controlled filter bubble prisons like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.) Oh sure, there’s the usual Internet asshole […]

Tumblr censors you to protect rapists.

Comparisons are useful for the differences they highlight. So, first, here is a showcase of two different interactions with Tumblr support. Then, a short story about men with cameras. Two email exchanges. A story about men with cameras. Ready? First email exchange. Some months ago, I received an email from a follower of mine on […]

Twitter blocked my account today for no specific reason.

Grrr. Twitter suspended my @maymaym account today for no specific reason. Assuming good faith, I can guess that my much-more recent heavy use of TOR: The Onion Router may have triggered an auto-block, but regardless, this shit is exactly why I fuckin’ hate centralized, corporate-controlled systems. If you want to keep following me, subscribe to […]

Internet censorship *FACEPALM* moment of the day

A friend linked me to “US National Science Foundation blocks Global Voices Advocacy website” by Ethan Zuckerman. In this post, Ethan discusses how the National Science Foundation (NSF), which (for those unfamiliar with the Internet’s history) in 1986 funded NSFNet as a cross country 56 Kbps backbone for academic purposes, essentially the first significant University computer […]