gab blocker, self-promo 

new gab instance popped up, time to shill for my project!

github.com/theZacAttacks/silen

this script automagically pulls new gab instances as they pop up on fediverse.network (similar to how @gabwatch does) and instance blocks them for you!

if you're an admin and have access to the server your mastodon instance is running on, you can run it there to automatically block all gab sites for your entire instance!

if you're a user and dont mind getting your hands dirty with using ruby and installing some dependencies, it'll block all known gab instances for you at the user level!

i tried to make the readme very approachable and easy to understand, but if you have any questions feel free to @ me here.

thanks for reading, and stay safe friends ❤️❤️

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gab blocker, self-promo 

@zac @gabwatch
This is a cute project, and I support instances blocking other instances that support hate speech. Kudos for automating this!

The difficulty with these types of programs is that they're rule based, so they fail if someone is just a little clever.

Would you be interested in collaborating on more abitious ways of preventing this kind of problem, that doesn't involve rules?

We did a @librelounge about it and wrote some papers.

librelounge.org/episodes/25-ma

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