"Antiwoke" magazin on kbin.social posting bullshit like "how to end Wokeness" and "Time to reject the extrem trans lobby harming our society" How to report ? he is the moderator of that magazin.

@ernest how do I report a Magazin on kbin.social ? There is a usere called "ps" who is posting to his own "antiwoke" Magazin on kbin.social. Please remove this and dont give them a chance to etablish them self on kbin.social. When I report his stuff it will go to him because he is the moderator of the magazin? Seems like a problem. Screenshot of the "antiwoke" Magazin /sub on kbin.social. 4 Headlines are visible, 2 exampels: "Time to reject the extrem trans lobby harming our society" "How to end wokeness" .social 📎

edit: dont feed the troll, im shure ernest will delet them all when he sees this. report and move on.

Edit 2 : Ernest responded:
"I just need a little more time. There will likely be a technical break announced tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. Along with the migration to new servers, we will be introducing new moderation tools that I am currently working on and testing (I had it planned for a bit later in my roadmap). Then, I will address your reports and handle them very seriously. I try my best to delete sensitive content, but with the current workload and ongoing relocation, it takes a lot of time. I am being extra cautious now. The regulations are quite general, and I would like to refine them together with you and do everything properly. For now, please make use of the option to block the magazine/author."

ernest,
ernest avatar

I just need a little more time. There will likely be a technical break announced tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. Along with the migration to new servers, we will be introducing new moderation tools that I am currently working on and testing (I had it planned for a bit later in my roadmap). Then, I will address your reports and handle them very seriously. I try my best to delete sensitive content, but with the current workload and ongoing relocation, it takes a lot of time. I am being extra cautious now. The regulations are quite general, and I would like to refine them together with you and do everything properly. For now, please make use of the option to block the magazine/author.

spicy_biscuits,
spicy_biscuits avatar

Thank you Ernest, we appreciate you ☺️

cacheson, (edited )
cacheson avatar

The regulations are quite general, and I would like to refine them together with you and do everything properly.

I have been wondering how instance-wide moderation will end up looking on kbin, once you've had a chance to get a team in place for that. While it is (I assume) a "generalist" instance, it's important to keep in mind that you can't please everyone. Trying to have too broad of an audience will just result in retaining those with a high tolerance for toxicity (usually highly toxic themselves), while everyone else leaves in favor of better-managed spaces.

Communities in general, and particularly on the internet, need to understand what their purpose is, and be proactive about filtering out those that are incompatible with that purpose. This doesn't mean judging those people as wrong, or "bad people", it just means recognizing that not everyone is going to get along, and that some level of group cohesion needs to be maintained.

atypicaloddity,

Agreed, that's part of my problem with generalist instances. They're so broad that they serve multiple communities with differing expectations, and it forces admins to take sides.

cacheson,
cacheson avatar

I think there is value in having both generalist and specialized instances, and the big landing spots for new users should probably strive to be more generalist. As you point out though, there are limits to how broad of an audience one can practically cater to.

Noki,
Noki avatar

thank you!

I appreciate all you do and your quick respond.

Multipile Things I noticed as a creater of this thread:
can I close comments ?
can I hide comments ?
can I pin a response?
can I quickly see from what server peope are interacting?

I am no coder but would love to support you with all the work that is done.

At least some of the costs can be taken of your shoulders:

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kbin

Edit: Can you close this thread for me ?

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  • wahming,

    Oh go start your own malignant instance.

    garrettw87,
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  • wahming, (edited )

    It's a bad attitude to tell an unapologetic transphobe to get lost?

    Edit: In case you didn't realise, that's the user this entire post is complaining about.

    garrettw87,
    garrettw87 avatar

    No, I didn’t realize that. Sorry.

    poo,
    poo avatar

    Kindly go spread your nazi bullshit somewhere else, thanks buck.

    ernest,
    ernest avatar

    All the things you mentioned are in the roadmap. However, we can either do it quickly and potentially encounter issues in a few weeks or months, or take a bit more time for a more thorough approach. I've decided to move away from playful prototyping. From now on, every change will be tested before it's approved for kbin.social - it's no longer just my code (https://lab2.kbin.pub/). I'd like to close this thread for you... but can we just agree not to respond in it anymore? ;p

    bane_killgrind,

    Thank you for being thorough

    Hobovision,
    Hobovision avatar

    I don't think closing threads is a great idea or in keeping with how this all works. I think it'd be nice to be able to mute a thread as an individual, but by its nature these discussions are open and shared with many instances. If we close it on kbin.social, other kbin instances, lemmy instances, and even places like mastodon and pixelfed could keep discussing, if I understand activity pub correctly.

    ernest,
    ernest avatar

    In such important tasks, I would like to engage in community-driven development. When I start planning these tasks, I will come to you with my whiteboard and sketch out the individual stages. Together, we will look for the advantages and disadvantages of such a solution, the weak and strong points. This is to jointly make a decision on whether the change makes sense on kbin.social but also in the perspective of the entire federation. It can be a great fun ;)

    Snapz,
    @Snapz@beehaw.org avatar

    Let's all agree that of its many issues, locking/deleting open threats to targeted minority groups and pro supremacist propaganda meant to hurt or influence vulnerable people was NOT a drawback of the Reddit experience.

    Yes, it's a difficult thing to enforce a subjective line of a basic standard of decency, but it's also what a society is and one of the main reasons we gather as people. The quality of a group is shown in how they accommodate the weakest and most vulnerable among them.

    If we aren't prioritizing a way to send this CHUD and people liked them to the hypothetical edge of town, to be sure they can't bombard the young person struggling with their gender identity with targeted hate at their weakest moment, then what are we doing here?

    Infiltrated_ad8271,
    Infiltrated_ad8271 avatar

    Could you clarify what you would do in cases like this? Censor based on misinterpretation of the clickbait headline, even if it does not contain hate content at all?

    TheDudeAbiding,
    TheDudeAbiding avatar

    That's the best bait you could come up with? Come on, you can do better.

    LoafyLemon,
    LoafyLemon avatar

    A friendly reminder; Please don't forget to take your time and step away from Kbin whenever you need a break. Your mental health is just as important, if not most important, for the project to succeed.

    albinanigans,
    albinanigans avatar

    You are correct.

    I'm bookmarking this page to return to later. Time to pull up some weeds!

    slicedcheesegremlin,
    slicedcheesegremlin avatar

    Everyone appreciates your effort here, ernest. Spez hasn't gotten 92 upvotes on a comment in years lmao despite Reddit having millions of users, it really shows how the difference.

    KTVX94, (edited )

    I joined kbin recently and I'm kind of concerned about the implications of this. I don't support those posts at all, but who gets to say what's worth banning and what not? Wouldn't that go against the decentralized nature of the site? Or is it the specific instance that magazine is on that has the authority to ban what's inside? How does all of this work?

    Edit: my bad, I got kbin and kbin.social mixed up. Noob mistake.

    lazy,

    @KTVX94

    While I kind of agree with you in being concerned about who gets to control what we see and don't see and the censorship aspect, there is also "the paradox of tolerance" to be considered and maybe in that light it is correct to not tolerate that subs intolerance.

    Regarding the Paradox of Tolerance:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_tolerance

    MrMonkey,

    The Paradox of Tolerance is hot garbage:

    https://lemm.ee/comment/481170

    aleph,
    @aleph@lemm.ee avatar

    That link doesn't get anywhere close to showing why it is "hot garbage".

    Perhaps if you used your words to express a coherent argument, it would be more productive.

    Kierunkowy74,
    Kierunkowy74 avatar

    kbin.social administration controls only what is published on kbin.social, and what content from elsewhere kbin.social users can see. An user banned from kbin.social can make another account, on another site and start recreate there his banned community. kbin.social will be able to ban this remote user and remote community, but this restricts only what kbin.social users can see.

    Exactly the same for another /kbin or lemmy site - just replace the domain name accordingly.

    updawg,

    It actually is one of the strengths of the decentralized nature of the Fediverse. But there are still growing pains associated with it.

    harmonea,
    harmonea avatar

    Wouldn't that go against the decentralized nature of the site?

    No, it's exactly the opposite. The entire point of a decentralized federation is that while yes, the admin is in complete control of what content is allowed on his or her own instance, users who don't like what the admin is doing can just spin up their own new instances.

    Ernest can ban this type of content if he likes. Others can take the kbin software and make a new instance where it's welcome. Ernest can choose not to federate with that instance if they continue to push content that's against his rules, but Ernest doesn't have the power to dictate the direction for hundreds of millions of users' experience like a certain centralized site's mad CEO or admin board does.

    What would be against the nature of ActivityPub is if Ernest built something into the software to prevent it being used for types of content he doesn't like, even on other instances.

    WhiskyTangoFoxtrot,

    The Fediverse is decentralized. The individual instances are not. Decentralization means that there's no one person or organization with power over the entire network, but people absolutely can and should moderate their own instances. If you don't like the moderation policies of once instance you can move to another.

    livus,
    livus avatar

    Remember, kbin.social is just one instance of kbin. Ernest banning something on kbin.social does not mean banning it from the fediverse.

    It could pop up on another fediverse site or even another kbin site.

    HidingCat,

    Wow, more new servers! Looks like the growth has been really explosive. It wasn't that long ago you migrated Kbin to Fastly right?

    magnetosphere,
    magnetosphere avatar

    Those “antiwoke” people disgust me. I encourage disagreements. I don’t encourage thinly veiled hate disguised with code words. Tolerance isn’t “far left”.

    10A,

    Tolerance of evil kind of is far left.

    Linebeck,

    Tolerance of evil is AuthLeft

    10A,

    Agreed, though that's not a common term, and the non-authoritarian left is approximately center-left. The center-left is opposed to wokeism, like Bill Maher. The center-left is pro-free-speech. All of the desire to ban speech that you see throughout this thread is extreme AuthLeft, to use that terminology.

    artisanrox,
    artisanrox avatar

    not really lol far lefties just want to use the bathroom without getting harassed or murdered

    jonion,
    jonion avatar
    00,
    00 avatar

    How is one guy saying (to extremely paraphrase) "some people have used the label of freedom to exploit vulnerable people" relevant to this? Like, thats a given, that some people will use this as a guise. Now, is there a systematic problem of leftists arguing for the freedom to assault children? No, only in the imagination of projecting right-libertarians.

    jonion,
    jonion avatar

    Michel Foucault, Gayle Rubin and Judith Butler aren't just "some people", they are three of the most influential thought leaders of the (post-)modern Left. Foucault of course being joined by heavyweights like Derrida, Lyotard, Deleuze, de Beauvoir, Sartre, Barthes etc. etc. and so on and so forth. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_petition_against_age_of_consent_laws

    The point of course being that this thread is full of idiots who have never even heard of the likes of Foucault or truly appreciate how badly they jumped the gun here (turns out there was still some "intolerance" left). Your cult of transgression and tolerance is not philosophically sound.

    livus,
    livus avatar

    With all due respect poststructuralist academics (many of whom are dead) are not the sociocultural leaders of anyone.

    That 1977 petition is heinous, but I don't think that being influenced by poststructuralism some 47 years later means anyone has to agree with those politics.

    jonion,
    jonion avatar

    Survived just fine through Judith Butler though.

    When I took a couple of critical theory oriented literary courses at uni these were the names that came up again and again, but there was no mention of their ultimate transgression. This is how the myth of an entirely dangerous right and an entirely harmless left is propagated. Just don't mention the bad parts of the left and create one continuous antagonist group out of everyone from Ted Cruz to Heinrich Himmler. Every rightist is implicated in the actions of their most radical thought leaders, but leftists are afforded the luxury of not associating with characters like Foucault, Lenin or Mao at their own leisure.

    And I know that you know this but a "thought leader" doesn't need to be alive, so that's not really an argument. These people are tremendously influential and popular in our time (and Butler and Rubin aren't even dead), as demonstrated by the negative response to the Derrick Jensen lecture clip linked above.

    livus,
    livus avatar

    Tangential but it's wild to me that you studied Gayle Rubin repeatedly and the pedophilia angle somehow didn't come up. It's literally right there in her writing. Her work was only referenced in one postgrad course I took and 99% of the class totally hated on her for it.

    I have to say I don't think this "rightist"/"leftist" paradigm is really working in this discussion. It's way too simplistic and implies that there are two monolithic worldviews at different ends of a linear compendium. But that's just not the case. Many of the theorists don't even agree with each other, or with their own past selves, etc etc.

    And in the grassroots a lot of it doesn't even filter down. Soup kitchen workers who never read any of Butler's word salads, junior investment partners who haven't even read Adam Smith...

    Sapere aude. The world is too interesting and complex to narrow down to two "ideologies".

    jonion,
    jonion avatar

    The main crit lit course was undergrad and at a European uni (with an American professor) so it was all pretty superficial, but the prof didn't exactly volunteer the ugly sides of these thinkers (as he most certainly would have done with a Carl Schmitt or a Heidegger). The other course (also undergrad) was even less rigorous, just a quick once-over of the basics of oppression and yada yada, namedropping Marcuse/Foucault/Derrida but never dissecting them.

    The point of mentioning this wasn't to say that I'm some kind of particular expert on these thinkers (I am not) but rather that my experience with their presentation is that they are left as likeable as possible (there were years between me hearing of Foucault and realizing he was a nonce, whereas people usually learn that someone like Heidegger was a nazi before they even know how his name is pronounced).

    I 100% agree on the uselessness of the left/right-dichotomy as it stands, particularly because the radical right gets lumped in with liberal individualists like Adam Smith/Ayn Rand/Ronald Reagan etc., which makes no sense at all.

    Still, there are some essential axioms that can be used to distinguish the left and the right, those being equality+liberalism vs. disparity+illiberalism. There is a natural reason that the pedophiles aren't garnering support among the ranks of the far right and that white nationalists won't find much love among the far left.

    livus,
    livus avatar

    Your experience sounds unfortunate. It was pretty darn weird of them to gloss over Foucault and not Heidegger! Irresponsible, even.

    I'm not American, and find some of their conflations between politics, social policy, and economic policy a little hard to get behind. It's far from universal.

    jonion,
    jonion avatar

    Yeah, irresponsible is the best word for it.
    It's very tiresome to observe at length.

    slicedcheesegremlin,
    slicedcheesegremlin avatar

    yeah "far left" in the US is just wanting basic human rights, something something overton window.

    stillnotahero,

    The far-right brings messages of hate, violence, intolerance, and attempts to pass legislation to justify their views. The far-left has brought us the weekend, the 40 hour work week, child labor laws, etc…

    Aesthesiaphilia,

    Not to mention the insidious evil of clean drinking water and food that won't poison you.

    jonion,
    jonion avatar

    the far-right

    who?

    messages of hate, violence

    such as?

    intolerance

    the tu quoque is almost too tempting here

    pass legislation to justify their views

    this is a joke, right?

    Oh, and I didn't know people like Henry Ford and the 2nd Baron Trent were "far-left". I guess the horseshoe really does exist after all.
    Stop beating strawmen, your ideological muscles are only gonna atrophy further.

    exscape,
    exscape avatar

    the tu quoque is almost too tempting here

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_tolerance

    We can't be tolerant of people who are intolerant towards e.g. LGBT people; it doesn't work out in the end.

    Alstjbin,

    The apparent paradox is solved by viewing tolerance as a social contract. Only those who adhere to the contract and are tolerant of others can have a claim to receive that same tolerance. Similarly those who are intolerant should have no expectation to be tolerated since they do not adhere to the social contract which should provide that tolerance.

    jonion,
    jonion avatar

    Nonsense, we most certainly can. In fact, most countries "worked out" without ever needing to be tolerant in the first place.

    Popper doesn't even acknowledge that this notion can be universalized, and then you're just back to square one with Carl Schmitt and the Concept of the Political.

    Take your LGBT example. For that to work, you must be intolerant of, say, Salafis. Then the Salafi can respond that his in-group (the faithful, true to God, whatever) are being threatened by those who must necessarily be intolerant of him by nature of their own allegiance.

    Thus you still end up with a value judgment despite Popper's veneer of neutralization and depoliticization. That's where the real philosophizing begins. How do you justify allegiance to one side of the friend/enemy distinction over the other?

    curiosityLynx,

    Except you don't have to be intolerant of Salafis. They can be Salafis or not for all I or anyone else cares, what matters is whether they hate people for who they are and spread or communicate that hate.

    I'm personally not entirely sure about male to female trans athletes being allowed to compete in female-only leagues and am concerned about the wisdom of allowing sex change procedures for minors that weren't born intersex. I wouldn't marry a trans person and if a close family member suddenly came out as trans I might have long discussions with said family member for a while,

    But that's it. I wouldn't even dream of hating someone for being trans or demonizing people who are. Even if I had religious beliefs against that kind of stuff it would at worst make me worry about such a person or make me pray for them.

    If I were a moderator of a public space, I'd allow them to talk there without fear so long as they're not actively attacking others, same as any other group.

    Likewise, you can believe that trans people are wrong and will go to whatever equivalent of hell your belief system has and I would tolerate you as long as you are civil about it, come from a position of compassion and empathy and don't try to force people to listen to you (like by using multiple accounts to circumvent blocks and/or bans) who have clearly communicated that they don't want to hear you anymore (same goes in the other direction, btw) and don't try to incite others to treat them as anything other than fellow human beings.

    If someone from either side can't do that, that person lacks tolerance and in turn can expect the same level of tolerance being directed to them.

    jonion,
    jonion avatar

    Salafism kind of requires you to be intolerant of people for who they are, but let's not pretend these people would lend the same "live and let live" thinking to a Catholic bishop who espoused the views of a Salafi mullah when it comes to homosexuals.

    But I get where you're coming from and your position is entirely reasonable. The problem is just that your attitude is not that of this thread and the OP. If you actually look at this 10A guy's posts you'll find nothing that merits the response you see in this thread. I'd say there's a long way to overstepping the threshold of civility on that part, but in this thread people already want heads on spikes, so to speak.

    stillnotahero,

    Alright you caught me in a good mood, so I’ll throw some articles out here to explain my line of thinking. I hope you’ll see I’m not arguing with strawmen.

    Article from October of last year describing right wing outrage to drag shows.

    Fast forward to recent months and it appears that words have turned to action, in the form of legislation

    I believe some else mentioned the Paradox of Tolerance, but I will link it again just in case you missed it.

    I hope this clears up my line of thinking. No invisible boogymen here - just some examples of,
    In my opinion, things changing for the worst. And if you were not arguing in good faith… oh well.

    MrMonkey,

    The "Paradox of Tolerance" is garbage. An interesting thought experiment where Popper came to the wrong conclusions. You can't believe in "Freedom of Speech" AND "The Paradox of Tolerance". They're incompatible.

    https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/toleration/

    I'll take "freedom of speech" over "governmental censorship" any day.

    Because nobody thinks about what happens if a fundie takes power and decides that abortion is "intolerable" and arrests people who make pro-choice arguments because they're being offensive. Or if anyone makes fun of religion, that's intolerance and you must go to jail.

    TLDR: Fuck "The Paradox of Tolerance". It's dumb.

    jonion,
    jonion avatar

    Yeah I get where you're coming from but this all hinges on the concept of Popper's Open Society taken to its most extreme.
    Have you ever considered why this whole "children must be able to see drag shows" notion didn't show up just 20 years ago?

    Idk, this kind of devil-on-the-wall "this is trans GENOCIDE" rhetoric when it comes to shit like increasing penalties for indecent exposure and not allowing children to attend drag shows really just says the quiet part out loud.

    Infiltrated_ad8271,
    Infiltrated_ad8271 avatar

    It belongs to the extremes, it is really worrying if you think that only in one of them.

    Kill_joy,
    Kill_joy avatar

    It's a fucking circle, mate

    DarkGamer, (edited )
    DarkGamer avatar

    Tolerance of evil kind of is far left.

    @10A Hatred, bigotry, scapegoating of vulnerable minorities, lies, gaslighting, opposition to democracy and the rule of law is what defines the modern right. That is textbook evil, and you seem very committed to defending it. Look around, those left of you do not tolerate it. Almost every other comment is from people who want to block you or show you the door. Features are being added to this platform to specifically block your hate speech.

    The paradox of tolerance states that if a society is tolerant without limit, its ability to be tolerant is eventually seized or destroyed by the intolerant. Karl Popper described it as the seemingly self-contradictory idea that in order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must retain the right to be intolerant of intolerance.

    fedosyndicate,
    fedosyndicate avatar

    I agree, I think it's good to have a discussion, and polite disagreement is quite acceptable. But like you said, encouraging violence and hatred is not acceptable to me.

    Aloomineum,

    If there's more people here like 10A it would be great if you could speak up so I could keep building my block list

    Voyajer,
    Voyajer avatar

    It's kind of impressive that that already have -2000 rep

    stillnotahero,

    I just took a peek at that user’s profile. Saw what magazines they moderate. Not surprised we have a different point of view.

    10A,

    Yes, but m/FoxNews is not what you probably think it is.

    ThrowawayPermanente,

    It's news about foxes, JUST AS I SUSPECTED

    stillnotahero,

    Ok you got me there.

    Hyacathusarullistad,
    Hyacathusarullistad avatar

    I think you're a malevolent, hateful, backwards bigot who shouldn't be welcome here... but I also genuinely appreciate the comedy in how you've been handling any references to your presence on m/FoxNews.

    Fuck you, for sure, but also well done.

    10A,

    Aww, shucks, that's the nicest thing anyone's said to me all day!

    BlackCoffee,
    BlackCoffee avatar

    The more people who will get on the platform the easier it will be to shut the intolerant and bullshitters out.

    ArugulaZ,
    ArugulaZ avatar

    I've got a pretty good idea of what the "A" in "10A" stands for.

    genoxidedev1,
    genoxidedev1 avatar

    10 assholes?

    Xeelee,
    Xeelee avatar

    10xAdolf

    10A,

    Amendment, if you must know.

    Manifish_Destiny,

    You seem like the type of person who drives weirdly slow past preschools. It's always you types of fuckers projecting their shit onto people they want excuses to hate.

    Trans people are pedos? Find me 10 articles of incidents of a trans person getting arrested for pedophilia in the last year.

    I bet I can find 10 articles of priests and Christians raping kids in the past fucking month.

    Quit projecting, get off the internet, look inward, and shut your fucking mouth.

    jonion,
    jonion avatar
    HelixDab,

    Daily Mail
    Fox News
    NY Post
    ...And a Twitter account that doesn't link to a credible news source.

    Would you like to try again without the sources that continually fail fact checks and exhibit a far right bias?

    jonion,
    jonion avatar

    How predictable. Do you have any actual arguments beyond smearing the sources? Don't believe your lying eyes, right? Can you point to any factual inaccuracies in the articles linked or does your reasoning end at "they report inconvenient facts that don't show up on the NYT/CNN/MSNBC/BBC front pages so they must be biased".

    And here's the source for the tweet. Didn't take a whole lot of effort to find (not that you even bothered ofc): https://www.cronicaviva.com.pe/pnp-arresta-a-sujeto-vestido-de-alumna-en-colegio-de-mujeres-en-huancayo-videos/

    HelixDab,

    I don't have to; you have to provide good sources to back up your claim. If I say that god exists, and then claim that the bible proves is, well, I'm not proving my point because I haven't yet given any solid evidence to my claims. This is how a debate works when your arguing like a rational adult.

    And, for the record, CNN/NYT/et al. are also biased, but they're (usually) more factually based. Bias is not the same as factually incorrect; bias is reflected in which stories you choose to report, and what language you use in reporting. And example of a source that would be both unbiased and highly factual would be Reuters News Service, or the Christian Science Monitor. Similarly, Jabocin is strongly left-biased, but also highly factual.

    Three of the sources you cited are not credible because they continually play fast and loose with facts and don't bother verifying information. One of them was unsourced entirely, and the backup you provide is not in English--or based in the US--which makes determining the veracity difficult.

    In short, you aren't acting in good faith.

    jonion,
    jonion avatar

    "not in English--or based in the US--which makes determining the veracity difficult."
    Not my fault that you can't read Spanish, and are you seriously implying that a Peruvian source should be automatically regarded as dubious? Un gringo tipico...

    "you aren't acting in good faith"
    lol

    I get that you'd like nothing but Pravda articles confirming that the revolution is going swimmingly, but when you can't even provide a single example of a factual inaccuracy in any of the articles provided it's really hard to take you seriously.

    mark,
    exscape,
    exscape avatar

    Please look up the facts. Doctors don't "cut off sex organs" or do ANY other physical changes to trans children.

    albinanigans,
    albinanigans avatar

    Sheesh, I know who that is already! I had them blocked ages ago. What a tool.

    Tigbitties,
    Tigbitties avatar

    Yeah, I really hope that shit gets nipped in the bud.

    VerifiablyMrWonka,
    VerifiablyMrWonka avatar

    Ha, I blocked the worst offender in the comments here, refreshed the page and now there are like... 6.

    aegisgfx877,
    aegisgfx877 avatar

    Ive decided not to block him so I can follow him around annoying him and downvoting everything he says

    10A,

    <3

    minnieo,
    minnieo avatar

    i disagree with him obviously, but this just makes us (the people opposing him) look bad, dont do that

    FIST_FILLET,
    FIST_FILLET avatar

    plus, engaging with assholes usually just prompts them to continue being assholes. it's a lose-lose

    HamSwagwich,
    HamSwagwich avatar

    Ive decided not to block him so I can follow him around annoying him and downvoting everything he says

    Perfect example of why voting should be public!

    Blocking him is the right answer, it's the right thing to do and solves the problem of him presenting posts you don't want to see.

    rastilin,

    Block them too. They're not going to engage in good faith anyway.

    VerifiablyMrWonka,
    VerifiablyMrWonka avatar

    Oh, no no. It was that I blocked one person and there were only 6 other comments left (all fine) :D

    Blocking a person seems to remove any comment tree they're a branch in (i.e. their posts and all responses to those posts)

    10A,

    Hello, you who cannot see me. I'm all for blocks over bans.

    static,
    static avatar

    A single shitposter, with only downvoted posts. without attention they would have stopped posting, but now it has attention.

    While the content is stupid and vile, is he breaking any rules?

    sadreality,

    clowns always trying to censor somebody... hunting for some low level degenerate to turn him into "antihero"

    these people can't seem to just enjoy a place with out starting a witch hunt

    10A,

    m/Clowns would like a word with you.

    wahming,

    Respectful Behavior

    We expect all users to treat each other with respect and kindness. Harassment, hate speech, or any other form of harmful behavior will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to remove any content or user that violates these guidelines.

    Isn't this standard for anywhere that doesn't want to end up as T_D or 4chan?

    static, (edited )
    static avatar

    The posts itself are not rulebreaking, but i could be wrong.
    But the reply here is breaking the rules
    https://kbin.social/m/antiwoke/t/101045/Time-to-reject-the-extreme-trans-lobby-harming-our-society

    That's mostly the problem with those posts, while not rule breaking, they are hate magnets.

    If the moderator refuses to properly moderate the comments this would be a proper reason for a ban.

    smokinjoe,
    smokinjoe avatar

    What a fuckin psychopath.

    wahming,

    they are hate magnets.

    And they were posted with the intent to be so. That suffices in my opinion. It's not the lone post itself, but the context of the magazine as a whole.

    If the moderator refuses to properly moderate the comments

    Yes, the mod of antiwoke is about to exercise proper judgement

    AnonTwo,

    Incidentally the person breaking the rules is making the biggest stir in this thread about not banning people.

    Guy literally is advocating beating people to death as a good Christian moral while also trying to advocate he shouldn't be banned for it.

    10A,

    No, I did not advocate for beating people to death, and I would never advocate for that. Try reading the whole post and not taking a few words out of context.

    AnonTwo,

    The whole post was even more disgusting. Others are welcome to read it, Static linked it, but I stand by what I said.

    If the devil did exist, he resides in your church, raising monsters.

    jonion,
    jonion avatar

    And these are the people who would lecture about prejudice... Nothing but prejudicial bad faith in this entire thread.

    Being a filthy reactionary, I was really hoping that the fediverse could become something like the reddit of 10 years ago, but it seems like the dyed-in-the-wool redditors couldn't help but bring their intolerance with them.

    Thank you for actually bothering to stand your ground. God bless.

    czech,

    They will always advocate for blocking over banning because they can easily make new accounts to spread their hateful message. To block a user you must first read their message; their mission is accomplished.

    Should the community have to continually deal with this baggage so that hateful people can intentionally misinterpret what "free speech" means?

    AnonTwo,

    I mean, one of those examples is

    "Time to reject the extrem trans lobby harming our society"

    That is a global rule violation on most sites. Hate speech.

    PenguinJuice,

    Genuinely curious what is hateful about that? Rejecting something does not equal hate or I guess I need to file a claim against universities and friends who rejected me.

    Ragnell,
    Ragnell avatar

    "extreme trans lobby" is a conspiratorial misrepresentation of a group of people who would just like to live their lives.

    PenguinJuice,

    Source?

    Aesthesiaphilia,
    AnonTwo,

    Let me take one excerpt from that thread and I want you to ask that again

    Homosexuals were regularly taken outside and beaten to a pulp, so it was extremely rare for anyone to think such behavior was acceptable.

    And to summarize: He's basically advocating "good Christian morals" as being transphobic.

    But also to the original post: It is wording the advocates for trans people as being extremists who are harming our society.

    HopeOfTheGunblade,
    HopeOfTheGunblade avatar

    Did they claim that you were harming society?

    Balssh,
    Balssh avatar

    I disagree: better to kill the evil in its infancy, rather than let it spread and hope it goes away by its own.

    albinanigans,
    albinanigans avatar

    Nah, we're nipping this shit in the bud because the shitposting is only the Trojan horse.

    This shit's already here. Now we gotta shine a light on it and deal with it.

    SpacemanSpiff,
    SpacemanSpiff avatar

    Streisand effect for sure. There seems to be run of these types of posts in the fediverse lately. People don’t seem to realize that sometimes they’re better off letting these situations take their natural course (and die), and not intervene unless it grows beyond manageability.

    AnonTwo,

    So here's my issue here.

    This guy is clearly not a small issue. He's being as loud and obnoxious as possible.

    If there's nothing in place to deal with one huge troublemaker, what's to stop a dozen who come to Kbin and start making hateful communities?

    My concern at this point is that Kbin itself gets defederated because the other instances don't think it's taking moderation seriously.

    SpacemanSpiff,
    SpacemanSpiff avatar

    In what way is it a huge deal? In what way was it loud? (Until now)

    This person had a handful of heavily downvoted posts and interactions so they never made it to the “hot” or “active” pages.

    (Are we talking about the same person?)

    If you take a poll of everyone in this thread I would bet almost everyone hadn’t seen these posts or heard of the username.

    But now they have, with the help of this post.

    AshDene,
    AshDene avatar

    Speaking for myself I've seen both 10A and ps making these comments. 10A has managed to amass at least -2732 downvotes, ps -653, that's not a trivial amount of interaction. I came across an antiwoke post on the front page (I think just right after it was posted, so bad luck). And I'm holding off advocating people move to kbin until I see a moderating policy that results in banning them.

    SpacemanSpiff,
    SpacemanSpiff avatar

    It sounds like you were viewing the “new” tab?The hot/active tabs on Kbin wouldn’t receive that content so early. It will always be a wackamole game, no platform will ever succeed 100%. Once there are more advanced moderation tools, I would suggest silently removing objectionable content or users.

    Also, I’ll have to disagree slightly, thats not a lot of interaction. This single post alone has over 300 upvotes since posted. The volume of either is simply an indication of how strongly people react.

    AshDene,
    AshDene avatar

    It sounds like you were viewing the “new” tab?

    I don't think so, but I couldn't swear to it.

    thats not a lot of interaction

    Probably we just have different thresholds for a lot. People seeing hate 3000 times on the platform seems like a lot to me.

    Aesthesiaphilia,

    You missed the whole point.

    He said,

    what's to stop a dozen who come to Kbin and start making hateful communities?

    SpacemanSpiff,
    SpacemanSpiff avatar

    That’s exactly my point. Even when there are better moderating tools and the site admins have time to delete magazines, they will still pop-up faster then you can stop them. No site on the internet has ever fully solved this issue.

    Since that is the reality, by avoiding inadvertently promoting them before they’re removed, a site is much more efficient at managing the workload.

    Posts like this can have the unintended consequence of spawning more trolls or objectionable actors, this can and does actually make the site management harder.

    Aesthesiaphilia,

    I think with better moderation tools, it's absolutely possible to silence hate speech. The modern sanitized internet has managed to do it with child porn, which was EVERYWHERE in the wild west days. It's possible with motivation.

    Hate speech is profitable, so companies generally have a profit incentive to keep it around. The fediverse doesn't.

    10A,

    Wisdom ^

    kestrel7,
    kestrel7 avatar

    So you advocate your own posting taking its natural course and dying off? I can think of a way you can hurry up this process.

    mcgravier,

    Dude, he's mocking you all and you don't even get it. The more you scream the more attention you're bringning to his magazine.

    You people are hopless.

    00,
    00 avatar

    Dude, he's mocking you all and you don't even get it. The more you scream the more attention you're bringning to his magazine.

    Other people are not as stupid as you think. But the question between not giving it attention to challenge it and possibly giving it food to fester or not giving it attention and also not challenging it is not easily answered. Looking at the repulsive backlash, drawing attention to it was the right choice. Sure, some more people might flock there, but the vast majority strongly disapproves and now knows that kbin.social (unsurprisingly) has awful people on it as well.

    mack123,

    The rules of the internet remains unchanged, regardless of platform. Do not feed the trolls.

    Dagnet,

    You are replying to the troll yourself lol

    mack123,

    Sometimes the mobile U/I wins, but I decided to let it stand regardless of replying to the wrong comment. Maybe the troll learns something, though I doubt it.

    smokinjoe,
    smokinjoe avatar

    and not intervene unless it grows beyond manageability.

    I'd rather nip it in the bud. You're just letting things fester.

    SpacemanSpiff,
    SpacemanSpiff avatar

    I don’t disagree with the sentiment, but it will become impossible to accomplish, practically speaking, as the fediverse grows. There’s only so much that can be done with volunteers, and it’s not like armies of paid staffers work much better (as we’ve seen the major tech corps try to do).

    There is a sociological aspect to this, numerous studies have confirmed the effects of highlighting bad actors. There’s a copycat effect (as studies on mass shootings show) as well as what we call the Streisand effect. Both inadvertently encourage others to perpetuate the behaviour rather than serving to limit it.

    smokinjoe,
    smokinjoe avatar

    So your solution is to just give up and let hate fester? When has appeasement ever worked?

    SpacemanSpiff, (edited )
    SpacemanSpiff avatar

    Not at all. I think you're conflating what I said with someone else. I’m only suggested we don’t inadvertently promote this content by creating a front-page post denouncing it.

    The point about it being impossible to accomplish is about perfection. It’s a wack-a-mole game. Since this content and people will always be there until found, it’s better to not give them more of an audience.

    No site will ever perfectly remove objectionable content. It’s one reason why the upvote downvote system is so valuable for a site like this.

    wahming,

    I think the problem is that at the moment, the system is new enough that there's no way to get this sort of content removed. Hence this front page post. It's not about calling attention to the magazine, it's about calling attention to the entire issue..

    smokinjoe,
    smokinjoe avatar

    You can't avoid hate and hope it recedes. You have to take it directly head on and stomp it out immediately.

    If they decide to move elsewhere, then follow them there and continue rooting them out.

    Just "letting people decide" is useless and will only enable them to continue.

    SpacemanSpiff,
    SpacemanSpiff avatar

    Agreed, I think you’re still conflating things I never said. Nothing was in the “let the people decide” vein.

    Thats why I think it’s better to silently remove them rather then making posts saying “look at this bad guy right there”.

    icydefiance,

    Allowing bad actors to advertise themselves is highlighting them. Banning them and deleting their communities is the opposite of highlighting them.

    SpacemanSpiff, (edited )
    SpacemanSpiff avatar

    Exactly. We agree? Thats what I said/mean. This post doesn’t ban them, it’s inadvertently advertising their content. There have been several post like this recently. While they may mean well they likely have the opposite effect.

    AnonTwo,

    Where does this sentiment come from? Reddit for the most part already does this. Twitter before Elon showed up did this. Most modern sites already do this

    The only place I can think of where this is commonplace is 4chan, because they don't moderate.

    Yes, highlighting bad actors over a course of time can be problematic. But the point in this case is the point out that we don't have the tools to deal with said bad actor. The tools that other sites have. It's not being said in vain, the goal is to make aware that something needs to be done so that people don't even see the bad actor to bring attention to them.

    There is a purpose to the current efforts. I think everyone understands that constantly bringing attention to them will do no good, but the goal here is to bring attention to tools that are needed, so that it doesn't happen again, or at the very least to this extent.

    SpacemanSpiff, (edited )
    SpacemanSpiff avatar

    You’d might be conflating my comment with someone else? I’m not against moderating. I just think it’s a bad idea to blast these communities or users onto the front page when they’re found.

    No example has been able to squash out bad actors and unwanted content completely. That’s the impossible task I’m referring to. Neither volunteers, nor paid staff have accomplished this for any site. In all your example there are still areas flying under the radar.

    As such, it’s better to not inadvertently fan the flames when you find the fire, don’t make their soapbox bigger. Instead put it out quietly so it doesn’t harm anyone else.

    AnonTwo,

    Examples are good when trying to point out a problem actually exists and not have certain people trying to tone it down and make it not seem like as big a problem as it is, despite even the devs acknowledging there's a problem.

    The final point is more tools are being worked on, the thread did do something, so trying to argue a point that would basically have prevented it just seems...poor taste.

    SpacemanSpiff,
    SpacemanSpiff avatar

    Everything you’re talking is perception, friend. You chose to take my comment that way. The dev tools were being worked on long before this post.

    As I said before, I’m not making this up, the phenomenon is studied and the effect is proven.

    slicedcheesegremlin,
    slicedcheesegremlin avatar

    The biggest thing im afraid of happening to Kbin/the lemmyverse is that it will end up like Ruqqus, especially now that it seems to be swamped with trolls.

    grahamsz,

    I expect that instances will get more locked down, perhaps those of us on an instance can vouch for new users who might join, but I can't see how a volunteer admin could police a million user instance. I used to run a 10k user discussion site and while that wasn't a fulltime job it was still a giant pain in the ass at times. If we can get in a steady state where an instance has a core of active posters and lurkers then that seems better than infinite growth.

    That then surely leads to federated instances that each represent the tolerances of their admin(s) and they presumably federate or not with other instances with similar sensibilities.

    In the end the nazis will get their nazi instance and federate with likeminded types - they get defederated everywhere else and wont really be a problem (maybe for the FBI). (Though I'm not certain that all internet nazis truly are, i think there a group of trolls that get their kicks from being controversial and will get no joy by being surrounded by people who accept them)

    The problems are going to be in the gray areas. For example, the argument that trans people don't deserve to exist... I find that abhorrent, but there are people who will happily say that on TV, and there are CEOs of $44B social networks that appear to agree. Some instances will tolerate that on the grounds of free speech and others will not, then the admins are left trying to decide what's grounds for defederation.

    However in my limited experience, the thing that kills projects like this is too much navel gazing. There will always be some trolling and noise, but if the remaining users expend all their energy talking about it then the whole thing collapses in on itself. I feel like this is starting to happen on reddit where lots of subs are consumed by meta, but the best thing we can do here is get out and create active communities.

    rastilin,

    The problem is that by that point it will have grown beyond manageability. You know the "Nazi bar" saying.

    There's a bunch of people (who are Nazis) and they seem cool, quiet, well spoken, just having a drink. And they bring their friends and those guys are cool too. Then those guys bring their friends and those guys are less cool and now normal people don't drink at the bar anymore and you look around and it's a Nazi bar and you can't make them leave or they'll start causing "problems". So. I'm all for just using the brutal hammer of censorship.

    It's not a free speech platform and no one ever said it was.

    genoxidedev1,
    genoxidedev1 avatar

    Hate speech is not part of free speech anyways. Fuck nazis. Everyone that gets offended by that can get fucked as well.

    rastilin,

    Something else that occurred to me. If someone posted something that was pro-woke in /r/conservative or on Parler or any of those other apps, they'd get banned immediately. "Free Speech" only seems to be a concern when it's right-wingers posting on left-leaning forums, never the reverse.

    I think that taking the free speech argument at face value in the present day just means you're gullible.

    magnetosphere, (edited )
    magnetosphere avatar

    I think hardcore conservatives simply don’t have an inherent sense of empathy. That’s why they don’t really care about the victims of a crime, disaster, etc. until it happens to them personally. They do not have the perspective to put themselves in another person’s shoes.

    It’s NOT an intelligence issue. It’s easy to write people off as stupid, but that’s not the case. For them, being unable to think with empathy is as natural as being unable to see infrared light.

    They’ve figured out that making themselves appear to be victims can sometimes make people listen, but they can’t fully explain why. That lack of understanding is why they don’t see the hypocrisy in banning people from their platforms, but then whining loudly when they’re treated the same way.

    This is all just guesswork, but it’s the best explanation I’ve been able to come up with that doesn’t make my head explode.

    genoxidedev1,
    genoxidedev1 avatar

    Cross out the "hardcore", lack of empathy is very much a core part of conservatism no matter which side of conservatism, social | fiscal, you lean into and by how much. If you're socially conservative you want every social aspect to stay as it is which proves inherently a lack of empathy. If you're fiscally conservative you want monetary value to stay as is (in terms of inflation and cost-cutting etc.) no matter whom it hurts (as long as it doesn't hurt you, of course).

    Which is why I personally think it actually is (also) an intelligence issue, because the people that are not socially conservative and only fiscally conservative usually vote for the party of big government and military spending (R) which goes against anything fiscally conservative and as a "cool" side effect also proves to be detrimental to social values of different people and groups.

    You probably know the quote by George Carlin, as its a told tale as old as day. I think the quote nicely illustrates the voting game in the US.

    AshDene,
    AshDene avatar

    With the very rare exception, absolutely.

    h34d,

    Reminds me of a quote by Nazi minister of propaganda Joseph Goebbels from 1935, after the Nazis took power:

    "Wenn unsere Gegner sagen: Ja, wir haben Euch doch früher die […] Freiheit der Meinung zugebilligt – –, ja, Ihr uns, das ist doch kein Beweis, daß wir das Euch auch tuen sollen! […] Daß Ihr das uns gegeben habt, – das ist ja ein Beweis dafür, wie dumm Ihr seid!"

    -- source

    Rough translation:

    "When our enemies say: But we've granted you [...] freedom of opinion back in the day – –, well, yes, you granted it to us, but that is no proof that we should do likewise! [...] The fact that you granted it to us, – that is only proof for how stupid you are!"

    For fascists at least talking about freedom of speech and the like is just another tool they try to wield in their quest to gain power, nothing else.

    AshDene,
    AshDene avatar

    It depends on your definition of free speech, the US constitution does consider it part of free speech.

    The US constitution also considers free speech a right that protect a websites right not to repeat hate speech, not a users "right" to force a website to host their speech. In the constitutions view of the world free speech is protection against the government, not a tool to force other people to host your speech.

    genoxidedev1, (edited )
    genoxidedev1 avatar

    I really do not care about your constitution. I'm from Germany not the US.

    '"Germany places strict limits on speech and expression when it comes to right-wing extremism" or anything reminiscent of Nazism. Hate speech on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity also is banned in Germany.'

    And I think this is the way all countries should handle it. No need to defend people promoting hate speech by debating me or your definition of free speach, I do not adhere by it.

    Edit: I will wear 10A(ssholes') downvote as a badge of honor, thank you!

    AshDene,
    AshDene avatar

    I'm actually not from the US, I was just giving it as an example because it is the most famous one that unequivocally does include it.

    What I'm really saying is "free speech" isn't really one thing. It means different things in different contexts. For instance the breadth of "free speech" you should allow in what you promise to repeat (that's what hosting something is) is much smaller than the breadth of "free speech" that you should not think less of someone for saying is in turn much smaller than the breadth of "free speech" that you should not wield the power of government to punish. And people legitimately disagree on where each of those boundaries lie.

    I do think I missed the mark with the comment you replied to rereading it. I raised it because when someone says "It's not a free speech platform and no one ever said it was" they are using the american republican-troll's definition of free speech that means "anything but child porn", and I think your reply was misunderstanding their comment as a result. But I don't think I successfully conveyed my point.

    Aesthesiaphilia,

    Everything else aside, how you gonna say you don't care about the US Constitution and then bring up the German Constitution? No one cares about that one either.

    backseat,

    What is the relevance of the US constitution? This is not a US platform.

    updawg,

    It depends on your definition of free speech

    It's one definition that is different than the definition that had been provided in the parent comment.

    albinanigans,
    albinanigans avatar

    Appending:

    Free speech also doesn't mean "freedom from consequences." And sometimes those include getting your shit deleted from a website or dragged up and down social media.

    10A,

    I'm no Nazi, but I get your point. What you don't realize is once the bar kicks the Nazis out, they start their own bar, and there their numbers grow. A more intelligent approach is to rationally talk with them, as Daryl Davis has with KKK members.

    hypelightfly,

    Your post history already proves your a nazi. You aren't doing a good job of pretending otherwise.

    unsophisticated,

    I went through 3 pages of their comments and what I‘ve read were respectful and well articulated comments from someone quite religious and with conservative values.

    Maybe I missed some extreme stuff but I wouldn’t be surprised if you guys are completely making this up.

    hypelightfly,

    Go further, where they reminisce about the time when "homosexuals were regularly taken outside and beaten to a pulp" which made it rare for anyone to think such behavior (being homosexual) was acceptable.

    Their view that freedom shouldn't include the freedom to "exercise perverted pleasures of the flesh".

    They are a modern nazi going full fascist to destroy the others they hate.

    cottonmon,
    @cottonmon@lemmy.world avatar

    Holy shit, he has a post that basically equates being gay with murderers and thieves. He also refuses to look at evidence from sources that he perceives as left-leaning. That person is unhinged.

    aegisgfx877, (edited )
    aegisgfx877 avatar

    Just a general rule of thumb there little guy, when it comes to anything political if you find the nazis are on your side, you are on the wrong side.

    Aesthesiaphilia,
    AnonTwo,

    They want the bar for the traffic. They can start their own bar but the extreme nature of it deters people from even setting foot.

    They want to sit in places that look neutral or even friendly.

    effingjoe,
    effingjoe avatar

    You can't reason a person out of a stance they didn't reason themselves into.

    For instance: How would you even begin to reason with someone that believes in demons? Where could any discussion even go if one side can waive away anything they don't agree with by claiming it is a trick from a demon?

    SpacemanSpiff, (edited )
    SpacemanSpiff avatar

    True, agreed. I’m only commenting on the idea that these people or groups shouldn’t get free advertising when people find them. These posts that are blasting their way to the top of “hot” just like a trending news article are counter-productive. On the Internet, which is fundamentally always at least partially an uncontrolled environment, it’s better take actions for these things that are as invisible as possible.

    zedtronic,

    #1 rule on the internet: don't feed the trolls. Downvote them, block them, move on. They're not here to engage in good faith.

    10A,

    As someone who genuinely does enjoy trolling on rare occasion, I think you misunderstand what a troll is. Speaking sincerely held ideas from across the political spectrum does not make someone a troll. A troll is insincere yet playful. That's not to say I shouldn't be blocked by anyone who wants to block me, but it's not for being a troll in this context.

    mark,

    No such thing as free speech on these "niche" social platforms. Pitchforks and torches, if this was real-life they'd be throwing you in a pond tied up and waiting for you to float...

    blightbow,
    blightbow avatar

    14 day old account on its home instance, its only posting activity is within this thread, and both comments are low effort outrage farming with images.

    The emotionally evocative hyperbole in the second sentence was pretty good though. Is it your own material? If so, can you write some more persecution porn for us? You don't need images as your crutch, you've got some real writing talent going for you here.

    mark,

    A picture is worth a thousand words and just sums up this toxic thread and witch hunt.

    blightbow,
    blightbow avatar

    Nah, it's just your addiction to outrage farming on Twitter/Facebook showing. :)