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the difference between twitter and mastodon is that on twitter people are engaging with idiots who think the Civil War was about "states' rights", whereas on mastodon we have a sophisticated debate over whether the loch ness monster has a high enough sperm count to impregnate me

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Tøyen bibliotek har pusset opp og har åpningsfest i kveld. De har åpent nå, og programmet starter kl 18. Bli med og feir alt bibliotekene gir oss :) deichman.no/event/innflytnings

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The kids over at open-web-advocacy.org/ have secured what might be the single largest win for the web in a decade:

twitter.com/OpenWebAdvocacy/st

Something that haunts me is how absolutely feckless and absent Mozilla has been on the defining challenge of the modern web, Mozilla has poured more energy into Net Neutrality than its own survival and the ability of the web to compete on mobile.

Don't believe me? Check this weak sauce:

blog.mozilla.org/netpolicy/

blog.mozilla.org/netpolicy/202

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Dagens zen fra #LivetSomArkæolog: I forbindelse med anlæggelsen af motorvejen mellem Skanderborg og Århus blev der udgravet dette drikkebæger, dateret til mellem 250-500 AD, ved Stilling, ca. ud for hvor McDonalds ligger i dag. Glasset er produceret i Sortehavs-området og har en indskrift på græsk, som arkæologer har taget til sig: "Drik og du vil leve skønt" 😀 God weekend.

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war, propaganda, long 

Sadly, it looks like russian propaganda achieves its goal even among seemingly nice people on fedi.
Mind you, the goal of russian propaganda is not to make russia look good.
Instead, the major goal is to muddy waters enough so that people will think even of the simplest most obvious things that they are so complicated that we'll never know the truth (even if we know it already). As happened with MH-17 for example, where russian propaganda spun up a dozen of different contradicting conspiracy theories, not to make people over the world believe one of them, but to make them feel like they'll never learn which of the theories (including what actually happened: which is that it was shot down by a russian missile) is true.
And another goal is to make people focus on deficiencies of russian adversaries, to publish as many lies (some of them even with the grain of truth) dehumanizing their adversaries, painting them as nazis. Because then it does not matter that russia itself is a copycat of nazi germany. Then it's not a russian aggression against a peaceful country; then it's two nazis fighting, while ordinary people suffer. So you have to be above the fight, or apart from it, and not take sides, and either try to draw far-reaching conclusions about russian adversaries indeed being nazis even from the tiniest things completely distorted by russian propaganda, or just avoid thinking of this war altogether.

Ultimately, some people will just say "we'll never know the truth" or "we'll never know who is right and who is wrong", or "they both are wrong".
While some others will boost bullshit invented by propaganda, like "these soldiers are instead nazis, look, in this post they call muslims from Chechnya orcs because of their external appearance" (ukrainians call all russian invaders orcs because of their actions, and in that post some soldiers just happened to mention thugs sent by Kadyrov, and of course russian propaganda noticed and made a big deal of this) or "eurovision supports nazis because look, these performers from ukraine did a nazi salute" (because they waved at a crowd but of course russian propaganda noticed that from a certain shooting angle it may look somewhat similar to a nazi salute and made a big deal of this and nobody cares anymore that there were other shooting angles as well), or "because look, these performers declared their support for azov nazi militia" (they said "save azovstal" and azovstal is the name of a place where a lot of civilian people who fled russian shelling of mariupol are being further shelled by russia for the past two months, and "azov militia" is not even a thing since like 2015, but of course russian propaganda cut off the last part of the word and made a big deal of it).

"These are just two nazis fighting each other, I do not support either side, I feel for the ordinary people who suffer but in the same breath criticize these very same ordinary people when they dare to express support for one of the sides and criticize those who platformed them" is a very convenient position. And extremely convenient for russia, because it helps to reproduce itself.

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Gmail will block all third party mail clients starting from June: pmail.com/newsflash.htm

That is, unless they pay $4500 minimum for an audit :D

Stop using gmail and enabling their monopolistic practices, if you already haven't.

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@EU_Commission
Which commitment will you reaffirm tomorrow? The one of online privacy would be good for a start. Think the worst of what mass surveillance has done in the past and is doing at present. Then think again what it could do in the future. Stop client-side scanning before it is too late – you will not be able to herd it in ever after.
@humanetech

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@EU_Commission Posting this a few days after promoting #ChatControl requires #DoubleThink; holding two conflicting beliefs simultaneously. As people have pointed out, #MassSurveillance puts marginalized groups at higher risk, which sadly includes LGBTIQ folk.

Looks like #NineteenEightyFour is today, in the #EU.

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@EU_Commission

OK, then maybe you should do something against Viktor #Orban, not against safe #communication online?

#chatcontrol

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@tootapp I run my own instance and have this account and my comic strip account @wildexploits on the same server. I want to log in to both these accounts on my Toot! app but can't find how to do this. Is it not possible to be logged into two accounts on the same server?

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«This is a virus. Its harms are substantial. It has enabled billion dollar criminal enterprises. It has enabled venture capitalists to do securities fraud as their business. It has sucked people in. So either avoid it or help me make it die in a fire»

currentaffairs.org/2022/05/why

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