Hi I wanted to share some thoughts on a topic that appeared a short while back on this instance about free speech and moderation. So it has been a few times now that I tried to have a few contributions on the subject of tech and privacy on both subreddits /r/privacy and /r/privacytoolsio . and my posts didn’t even get past the mods to allow them to appear in the subreddit.
nothing contreversial, nothing disrespectful or hateful or even uninformed. all I did was trying to bring discussions about topics that matters to the community, maybe not popular POVs, but nothing I would have expected to be not allowed for.
so that has got me thinking about the true extent of censorship and moderation. I have the feeling that it doesn’t need to be a big corporation to assert unnecessary power on your users. every individual or group will end up using their bias to censor opposite opinions.
I have high hopes for the fediverse and lemmy. but at the same time I can’t help it but feel like the same models of governance will find their way to the fediverse. even if by wanting to make these spaces safe and clean of hate and bigotry. a lot of healthy unpopular opinions will be banned.
Another thing I wish won’t come to the fediverse are shadow bans, so if the devs are reading don’t implement this, For me personally I would rather be told that I was banned somewhere, than be shadow banned. I truly find it cowardice.
Privacy has become a very important issue in modern society, with companies and governments constantly abusing their power, more and more people are waking up to the importance of digital privacy.
In this community everyone is welcome to post links and discuss topics related to privacy.
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