Gab 

Some bozos: "You know not everyone on gab is a nazi, right? Have you seen their feed?"

Guess what? If they're choosing gab as their home, they're supporting nazis. If you support nazis, you enable the harm they do.

Guess what? They have the option of going somewhere--anywhere--that isn't gab. It's not our fault if they choose to live among the nazis, and I'm sure as hell not going to let hundreds of nazis into my mentions just for these people who "have their own reasons" for being there.

Gab 

Haha that came out right on my phone but not in my browser.

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Gab; Nazis; blocking people 

Fair warning: if you're going to tell me I should let the nazis in and debate them to defeat them, my first instinct will be that you are also a nazi...because that is and has always been their first step. And I'm not afraid or ashamed to block anyone I think might be a nazi, because guess what: me choosing to ignore you isn't 'censorship'; you are not entitled to my time or my ears.

Don't 👏 Platform 👏 And Debate 👏 Nazis

Gab; Nazis; blocking people; suicide mention 

What people don't seem to get is that blocking nazis is literally a way of protecting lives. If you've never been driven to near suicide from online harassment, you probably don't understand that. It's not about "not wanting to hear opinions you disagree with."

And if you think what nazis believe is "just an opinion" then you're no ally of mine.

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Gab; Nazis; blocking people; suicide mention 

@Lexi I'm in a difficult situation where my podcast is being followed by a gab account.

I see the value in both sides of blocking vs non-blocking. There's a chance that someone will like our show and maybe change their minds. On the other hand, they could try to get information about our followers or commenters.

And then (to make things extra complex), blocking them might just antangonize them into further action.

Thoughts?

Gab; Nazis; blocking people; suicide mention 

@emacsen
What kind of information about your public could reasonably be acquired? If there is not an immediate danger, waiting is a good strategy.

@Lexi

Gab; Nazis; blocking people; suicide mention 

@offication @Lexi Knowing listeners of the show.

Guests and other info can be gathered by the website.

Gab; Nazis; blocking people; suicide mention 

@emacsen

@Lexi
Can that information be used to damage someone? I can see how listening to some podcasts might reveal political preferences, do you think this is your case? If it is, is blocking even enough?
On the other hand, I strongly support blocking spammer instances.

Gab; Nazis; blocking people; suicide mention 

@emacsen At first I was going to say, "I'm not sure; I've never been in that position and frankly I'm not very bright and you'd be better off asking someone else."

But uhh...I guess if it were me I'd take the stand against hate. We have to tell them at every opportunity that the hate that they spread, or passively allow to spread, is not okay, on principle. Every little helps; that's what being anti-fascist is all about.

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