lol. i have no idea who steve shives is. But today i heard this guy's name, as famous sjw who blocks people. I went, and lo n behold, i am blocked!
and, same thing happened with the feminist freq anita fuck. I discovered i was blocked about 3 months ago, even i never visited her twitter or blog.
so, i guess am somewhat famous.
am guessing, they have a network of ban list. sjw leftist tend to do that. On mastodon too.
@xahlee Blockbots with shared lists, users can submit names for blocking with little or no review. Guilt by association if you follow or interact with evil accounts. I seem to be blocked by him as well; have never heard of him before reading your comment here.
@mattskala i see. quite interesting. so on twitter there's account that actively post people who, say, follow certain people? and the reader can just block those?
do you have a example handy?
When I heard Trump was blocking his critics, I didn’t get why this offended them, either.
I don’t suppose there’s a right-wing version of this yet, but don’t be surprised if one arises — as a fork of the repo.
What am I missing?
@wrenpile @xahlee If I block you because I don't want to read your stuff, that's my business. But if I tell 10000 people "Don't read this guy because he's an evil harasser" (today it would be "Nazi" but these systems are a couple years old now), and people take my word for it without checking, is that harmless?
That said, I don’t think I have the right to order people who *are* being attacked not to use the s/w.
If I believe in free thought, I can deplore people burrowing into intellectual holes, but I can’t in good conscience stop them.
1/ Re muting: when I said I block boring people who get reposted by people I follow, I meant I mute tem; sorry.
I too reject the idea that anyone should expect to avoid ever being offended, especially in places supposedly designed for the exchange of ideas, like social media and universities.
2/2 But that doesn’t mean colleges/social media shouldn’t have rules for soeech. Threats of violence are out, right? And I bet you think people who shout down a right-wing speaker, making him inaudible, should be disciplined, right?
If you have those rules, you need a repirting mechanism, too, right.
If course, you also need a fair review process. I’m not saying Twitter or any specific college does that correctly.