I was notified that @tateisu's Mastodon app "Subway Tooter" has received a warning from the Google Play Store citing user-generated content that "incites discrimination".

A Mastodon app does not host or promote any content. The user types the address to connect to. The responsibility of moderating resides with that server. So unless Google is going to drop Chrome, Firefox and Opera from its platform, this is completely out of line.

Source in Japanese:



Ironic that instance mods that prevent access to certain other instances due to some posts that might "incite discrimination", are upset when Google do the same thing.

· · Fedilab · 1 · 4 · 18

@ned This is almost word for word the same thing spammers whine about on news.admin.net-abuse.email.

Audiences tuning you out and telling other people their opinion about you is not discrimination.

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