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Dutchpol, racism, European hypocrisy 

Europeans: We don't have problems with racism like those embarrassing Americans :blobcoffee:
Also Europe: Dutch bureaucrats are accused of racially profiling parents and framing them for welfare fraud, driving them into financial ruin aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/15/d

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uspol, US Capitol coup, video link 

Here is a clear reconstruction, done by the Washington Post, of the events of January 6th. CW for violence and death.

youtube.com/watch?v=ibWJO02nNs

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when people in your life tell you they would prefer you use a different pronoun for them;
instead of complaining, protesting, and making excuses for why it's too hard for you to do, why not try being like these kids?

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TW | Ableism 

Some mentally ill folks struggle to shower. Brushing hair and teeth feels impossible. Spaces get messy. Executive dysfunction becomes so severe that it’s hard to get up to pee. You need to support us even when you can’t romanticize our symptoms.

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Italy, covid vaccination 

@miramarco :yayblob: looks like we reach 1m today tomorrow as well according to rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neua (Text ist english but the graphic should still be understandable I hope)

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There are lots of other ways to do comedy than by being ableist.
This type of comedy is uninteresting, and not funny.

Italy, covid vaccination 

As of yesterday, 972,099 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in Italy, and the number is expected to reach one million today, in a country of 60 millions. There’s a lot to do and the second phase of the vaccine rollout will have quite a lot of obstacles, but that number – one million – gives me a bit of hope.

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content warnings 

Writing something and then immediately thinking about whether it has aspects that could be upsetting, disturbing, or not appreciated by some people

teaches you to be empathetic and thoughtful about content and word choice, as a reflex action.

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racism, fascism 

From afronerdism.tumblr.com : A meaningful critique on referring to american white supremacists as nazis.

uspol, Parler leak, bad programming 

As you might expect from Parler, it has users in Null Island

that usual gripe about masks and people 

I don’t leave the house very often nowadays and the few times I do, I get *extremely* angry at the sight of noses.

We’re in Month 11 of this pandemic, people should know by now that masks go over their nose!

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analyzing white supremacy 

Whiteness is like an elite family, an institution that will use any means necessary to protect itself from threats from below *even while parts of it may be in lethal conflict*.

Whites will defend their collective ability to dominate us even when they don't fuck with each other at all.

Whites will put down slave revolts even in the midst of wars with each other (if they lack confidence they can control them).

It's this reflex of self-protection that must be subverted.

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@hafnia Captain Awkward's latest letter is a long thoughtful answer full of practical advice about how to deal with your racist friends "who aren't THAT bad" etc.etc., if people reading this want examples of what we should be looking out for and what we should do about it.
captainawkward.com/2021/01/11/

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if you're white and you use the internet, you have a duty to ensure that the spaces you are in are not a safe space for white supremacists. no, "oh but I like this person and they've never done anything in MY group" -- listen to us. listen to what we have to say. report people to the mods or if it's an ongoing problem, *leave the fucking group and let people know why you're leaving*.

make mods explain their decisions. make it uncomfortable. make it weird.

it's the LEAST you can do.

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current news (incl. uspol & pandemic) 

It occurred me yesterday night that I am experiencing news fatigue, but it’s different from the previous times, because I get that fatigue even if I focus on a limited number of topics, namely the pandemic and the coup in the US. Trying to get all the details and breaking news that are being shared about those two topics is becoming impossible, let alone trying to follow what is going on in the rest of the world too.

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Instances and moderation 

I know that when you're coming from somewhere like Instagram or Twitter a large instance without very hands on moderation doesn't seem too bad

But the thing is, there are active instances of fascists and all kinds of bigots on the fediverse, and if you don't have an active moderation team a whole lot of nasty stuff can get through, which then puts everyone you're federated with at risk

Moderating a big instance with lots of new users is *hard* and it usually ends badly

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moderating an instance is a tough job out here. instances come and go all of the time, bad actors can hop instances easily.

please pay ur admins and mods if ur able

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moderation code of conduct, boosts welcome 

I wanna write a moderation/admin code of conduct to adopt on ondergrond.org, in addition to a user code of conduct. This admin code of conduct could then (if desired) be adopted by other instances as well.

What would you suggest should go on it?

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Stop harassing people who crowdfund.

Your obsession with capitalism and individualism rotted your brain and capacity for empathy.

Asking for money is not and never will be shameful.

Policing how people survive and try to enjoy being alive in this rapidly deteriorating dumpster planet is shameful.

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