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@yogthos
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Good news is that Tusky is available via f-droid. Nowadays, I install everything via f-droid if I can and use play store as a last resort precisely cause of shit like this.

@Wild
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Use Aurora Store instead of play store.

@adrianmalacoda
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Aurora Store is still just another client for Play Store. It would be better to avoid relying on Google whenever possible

Anything you need is on F-Droid, alternative F-Droid repos, or even a dedicated updater app like FFUpdater

@SmellyFingers62
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The problem is, most people don’t have F-droid installed - so take up of federated platforms is pretty much always by foss-inclined nerds.

@yogthos
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For sure, it would obviously be better if it was available from the official store. The bigger issue here is that computers are slowly turning into appliances nowadays. It’s most obvious with mobile devices where the machine is locked from you by default, and you can only install software via vendor app stores. However, this is also starting to bleed into laptops as well with stuff like chromebooks and ms surface.

I think this is an incredibly dangerous trend where general purpose computing is becoming a niche thing.

And since most people don’t care about this problem, and don’t even understand that there is a problem it’s easy for companies to keep locking down the devices they sell more and more with each generation.

@fossdd
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Yup! 👍

@secure_computers
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@jeremywc
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Good news, looks like it’s been reinstated: https://chaos.social/@ConnyDuck/105909513627455632

@Niquarl
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Considering it’s the most known app that blocks a couple far-right instances then this is surprising…

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Under the assumption that Google would put in the scrutiny and logic that a potential decision over the livelihood of a dev deserves, it most definitely is surprising.

But instead, this is often precisely the reason for it, because the far-right will review-spam these apps until the AI and/or untrained workers eventually just give in, because well, if many people complain, then chances are that it’s actually bad/malware.

And Google doesn’t have to give a flying fuck whether such a decision is justified. Actually making a correct decision would cost them a lot more than the lost sales/ads from the app or the bad faith from devs being banned.

The nightly build is still up oddly.

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@AgreeableLandscape
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Based on the YouTube bullshit that has been happening for years now, Google tends to not provide many appeal opportunities for their decisions.

@k_o_t
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yeah, “mistake”

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@k_o_t
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google doesn’t exactly have the best track record for these types of “mistakes”, prime example being little “accidents” with firefox and other similar examples

this is not to say that automated accidents don’t happen, but that now every time something like this happens people are much less likely to trust that it was an honest accident

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@ufrafecy
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@Nevar
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@polymerwitch
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Because the servers that were banned were extreme right-wing instances not socialist instances. If a club I go dance at lets socialists in, but tells nazi punks to fuck off I think that’s a pretty cool club. If a bar lets in nazis I won’t go there.

First they came for the Nazis, and I did not speak out, because I’m not a Nazi. Everything was pretty cool after that, because taking away a platform from people who advocate for genocide is totally reasonable and a good call.

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@salarua@sopuli.xyz
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you’re saying that as if Tusky was the only way to access Mastodon out there (which it is not). besides, Nazis should be locked out, because, y’know, Nazis are bad

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@salarua@sopuli.xyz
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hate to break it to you, but your First Amendment freezepeach crap doesn’t apply to the Fediverse. defederation is a thing, and all instances do it. it’s just that the Tusky dev decided to defederate his app too. and you know what, that’s his right because he is not the United States government. if you don’t like it, you can always :sparkles:fork it:sparkles: and make your own.

@southerntofu
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you can always ✨fork it✨ and make your own

Please don’t :)

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@Nevar
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@yeolsongarak
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Flawed logic. Saying the dev will ban random things he doesn’t like is wrong since it ignores the fact he’s only disallowing something we’re all agree it’s toxic and will only destroy the site at the long run.

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@AlmaemberTheGreat
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@yeolsongarak
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That’s completely wrong. People agree on things we don’t want to see, like how most forums on the internet ban porn, which is not something bad but nobody wants to see that while browsing funny cat videos.

It’s called agreement of civility. This will make the site last longer.

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@yeolsongarak
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Are you not following the conversation? What was so hard to understand? This stance of “they’re taking my freedom away” is always ridiculous; as I already stated, allowing that kind of content will hurt the platform in the long run.

It’s an extremely easy decision, either prohibit that content and as a community agree it’s the only kind of stuff nobody wants to see, or blindly allow anything and see lemmy die.

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@darth_tiktaalik
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First they came for those inciting violence and bigotry and I said good fuck those guys.

Seriously though, your argument fails when we get into specifics into what’s being blocked.

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@jeremywc
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Don’t worry! There’s still plenty of ways for you to get to Gab, cupcake.

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