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EFF30 Fireside Chat: Free the Internet, with Gigi Sohn
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We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before.— John Perry Barlow, "A Declaration of the Independence of

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The irony: commemorating 30th years of protecting digital rights by hosting a “Fireside Chat” on Twitch and YouTube Live: surveillance capitalist platforms that violate the rights and freedoms they supposedly fight for. Hypocrisy at its best! I won’t be attending any of their shitty events unless they switch to a digital-rights-respecting platform.

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The point is, rather than promoting privacy-respecting alternatives by mirroring their streams and live chats to them, or at least allowing people to interact with speakers from privacy-respecting platforms; they choose to make Twitch and YouTube Live their exclusive live streaming platforms. People who really care about privacy and have a lot to contribute to the conversation, are barred from participating.

They don’t use Mastodon either, if you want to publicly interact with them, you must create a Twitter account. They want to fix Big Tech rather than push Small Tech and decentralized Internet. They also participated in actively harming the Free Software movement by publicly attacking RMS and his followers, even when it had literally nothing to do with achieving their mission. Afaik, they don’t even care about free software, they only care about trying to make Big Tech accountable for their wrongdoings, which is very different.

I donated a lot of money to the EFF, which now I regret because they’re idiots to me.

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@Zach777
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I don’t think it is asking to pander. Moreso that they are a digital rights group who should probably start boosting independent privacy respecting tech instead of just fighting big tech and government. They do important work of course. But that is one area where they could greatly help their own cause.

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How about people who become aware of how privacy-abusing technology is, but decide not to switch to privacy-respecting platforms because not even the organization that enlightened them uses them? Wouldn’t it be better to give everyone opportunity to fight for their rights and stop using things that don’t respect them? The message they would transmit by hosting (or at least mirroring) their events on/to digital-rights-respecting platforms would be highly powerful.

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@avalos
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Me neither, I just wanted to express my opinion.

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