Eugen (@Gargron@mastodon.social)
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I was notified that @tateisu@mastodon.juggler.jp'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: https://mastodon.juggler.jp/@tateisu/104761652569820793

Don’t forget that F-Droid exists for Android users. I personally prefer it to the Play Store if the app is available on it, and some apps are only available on F-Droid.

@0xc0ba17
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Update: “google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech”

https://qoto.org/@freemo/104765288863293481

lmao thats such a lie, they literally have voat clients.

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@abbenm
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Yeah, and if they need to find a reason to stop a project that’s the closest thing to a killer app for a new infrastructure that doesn’t depend on Google, they will go ahead and find a reason.

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People are great, aren’t they?

Oh wait, that’s right, people are inherently evil and if we start acting like it we all know that, we’ll stop being surprised by their depraved ability to ruin everything for money, and maybe, just maybe, get out in front of that inevitable evil and stop it.

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Removing an application from Play Store is such a laughable empty threat from Google. It’s not like their platform is a locked down mess like Apple’s iDevices where removal from the Apple Store is actually detrimental. I don’t know why Google even bothers. Sure, some people don’t know about installing from third parties, but if it comes to them having to do so, they’ll figure it out fast enough.

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@jsgohac
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And then sites that will not serve users who are not using technocracy approved browsers like this new Chrome with built-in forbid lists, tracking, and compulsory advertising.

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