cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/14155096

Admin team of LGBTQIA.Social Mastodon instance received abuse email from Russian censorship agency, where they demanded to remove an account. The account in question represented a small group that ran a collaborative blog for LGBTQIA youth and adults in Russia.

Shortly after refusal to comply with agency’s demands, the instance was blocked and is now unreachable from Russia.

All previous blocks of Fediverse instaces in Russia were related to hosting CSAM.

    • Binette
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      3 months ago

      Saw a thread on hexbear and all I see is this lmao

    • OurToothbrush
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      3 months ago

      Hexbear thread dunking on this:

      https://hexbear.net/post/2277150?scrollToComments=false

      Highlights include

      Funny how we constantly get told we support capitalist Russia, yet they never actually provide evidence for that.

      I’m not surprised tho as lying about communists seems to be second nature to Western bootlickers

      And

      i love how that dude makes an absolutely ridiculous assumption, as i’ve never seen a “tankie” deny that current russia is reactionary as fuck, but since he’s saying Bad Thing about The Tankies everyone just goes “hmm yea those tankies amirite? smh”

      liberals are fucking idiots, they never have any idea of what they’re actually talking about and just throw around concepts and categories with the level of understanding of a monkey playing with a power tool

      And

      “We support the Russian Federation’s opposition to US imperialism. We oppose their reactionary government including the state suppression of lgbtq+ people, minority nationalities and ethnic groups, etc. Using these issues as cudgels for US/NATO imperialism hurts all people in Russia, including oppressed minorities, and undermines the progressive nature of those liberation struggles in that country.”

      “Smdh tankies are pro-russia homophobes”

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        3 months ago

        Great thread. I especially love how some guy aks why the thread I mentioned was a goldmine and gets immediate response with screenshot of some funny comments. I love that @good_girl@hexbear.net who took the screenshot must have seen the rest, comments like this: but still decided to screenshot only the funny comments. Anyways, happy dunking.

        EDIT: Also, most of comments in the thread are crying about how could I ever imagine tankie defending anti-LGBT move from Russia, because tankies don’t actually support Russia (sure). Well, this comment proves that tankies are definitely able to do all mental gymnastics to defend moves like that:

        If they defend China closing LGBT center, am I so crazy to expect them to defend Russia closing LGBT instance?

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        3 months ago

        They don’t, you’ve fallen for anti-communist disinfo

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        3 months ago

        This is on .ml, so I’m sure we’ll see some of it shortly. Or this post disappears out of a window.

      • Ziixe@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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        3 months ago

        The next step of evolution from “leave the multi billion company alone”

        If people defend Nintendo when they shut down yuzu you will definitely find a few idiots that will worship a government of any kind

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        3 months ago

        Of course! They say they do it to protect themselves against Capitalist Corruption!

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          3 months ago

          They don’t. I cringe when people lie about Hexbear.

          From hexbear

          • humbletightband@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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            3 months ago

            That’s the different kind of lefties. I am talking about tankies that think that Russia and China are socialist states that fight the big imperialist

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      3 months ago

      Waiting for you to install gentoo

  • velox_vulnus
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    3 months ago

    This can be easily circumvented using an alt Fediverse instance, right?

    • CyberTailor@lemmy.worldOP
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      3 months ago

      Right. However, instances hosted in Russia can’t federate with lgbtqia.space anymore.

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        Hm, I feel that should be easily worked around through proxies, but the problem is that the Russian authorities would go after those russian instances then

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        3 months ago

        Could a Russian instance federate with an unblocked instance (e.g. lemmy.world) which federates with lgbtqia.space and then federate lgbtqia.space by proxy?

        Or does the protocol not work like that?

        Russian instance users can still read comments from LGBT instance users if the comments are left on .world though, right?

        • CyberTailor@lemmy.worldOP
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          3 months ago

          Or does the protocol not work like that?

          That’s technically possible but no major fedi software implements it because you can’t trust a third-party server.

      • hemko@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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        3 months ago

        No, but the users could just create account in any other instance federated with the blocked instance

        Or just spin up a new one in heitzner or something

      • velox_vulnus
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        3 months ago

        Would it be possible to have a shadow instance with the only purpose of circumventing blocks?