Many people may not know what the Fediverse is, so I will start off my post explaining what it is. It is a decentalized group of socail networking servers that connect together and transfer posts. This is great for free speech as people are free to express their opion. However, recently many instance administrators have impleted the Dzuk Blockchain (formally the Dzuk Blocklist) in order to block instances that pumped out pornography and henti. While this might seem like a good idea, this Dzuk Blockchain has decided to start blocking instances because of the fact that they deny climate change!
As you can clearly see in these example these sites have been blocked because of the persons opion, and on the 'homepage' the bias can be clearly seen. For example, there is a huge section of instance blocks devoted to 'conspiracy theories'. Some stuff such as global warming can easily be debunked, but I will not do that in this post. But, according to the creator of the blocklist, not buying into global warming makes you a conspircy theorist. This is pure biast. Another way we can see it is if you look at the socail.louisoft01.moe instance (which is now inactive), you can also see that is banned because the instance owner was against people who collected welfare pentions despate being able to work. Welfare pentions are where you claim you have a disability and the state gives you money to pay bills, etc. Sadly, able-bodied people have collected welfare pentions and have chosen to not work and help benifit society. Just because you are against able-bodied people being able to work doesn't mean that you should be instance banned.
Sadly, a lot of instances with a large amount of users, such as mastodon.socail have already implemented these blocklists. This is extermely dangerous as many of these people try to escape the centrailed snowglobes created by Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram. The people that join the Fediverse want free speech and freedom to view all opions, not cencored down, left-wing opions. Thats exactly what the Duzuk Blockchain does. I would completly understand a NSFW filter that blocks out certain instances and users that post NSFW content, but this filter should be able to be toggled on an off, but cencoring right-wing opions is another extreme. It is sad that in today's world, people cant tell the diffrence between a teenage posting edgy memes and a real neo-nazi. In closing, yes, there should be a NSFW filter for the Fediverse that blocks lewd photos, but users should have the option to opt-out of said filter
You can take a look at all the sites included in the blocklist here
I used to be an active user on Instagram. I had been pressued by my freinds to use it. But, before the whole Facebook data scandal (Facebook owns Instagram) surfaced, I started getting extremly creepy ads. I would look up stuff on my computer, which had never been logged into Facbook, WhatsApp, or Instagram. That was the tip in the iceberg and I got rid of the app. Than I stumbled upon this Reddit Thread. After reading the thread, I decided it was best to close my Instagram and Facebook accounts, although they're probably still collecting my data and using it for ad's.
The most asked question I have gotten in these last couple weeks is why I have switched to "Linux". Before I tell you why, let me explain something. It is not Linux. It is GNU/Linux, or as I call it, GNU Plus Linux. This is because Linux is the kernal or the part of the operating system that interfaces software with hardware. GNU is the operating system. You can learn more here. Anyways, moving on, I moved to Linux because of what Microsoft was doing to its Windows Operating System. The main reason is that Windows is closed source. This means that Windows can add as much spyware (which they already do, I'll explain it later) as they want and no one will find out. In fact there is alarming evidence that there are multiple back-doors already in place for various US and foreign government agencies to actively spy on you while using Microsoft’s Windows operating system.
Secondly I mentioned Microsoft adding spyware to Windows. This spyware is wrapped in the “Diagnostic” settings in Windows. This spyware can’t even be turned off! At the most basic settings, Windows is set to send keystrokes, a list of running applications, when you’re at or away from your computer, and screenshots of errors. This is outrageous! And if you’re wondering why the government hasn’t gone after Microsoft? It’s simple: You agreed to this spying when you ticked that box for the EULA (plus they can obtain that data from Microsoft).
Also, I switched out of pure convince. Instead of having to scour the entire internet to install a single application, Linux users can simply download it from a repository. I use Manjaro GNU/Linux, a Arch-based distro. Arch GNU/Linux has the Aur repository, the largest, user-contributed repository. Windows can’t even come close, and you have to use this thing called a wizard to install a program. Are we still stuck in 1995? Yes, I know about the Windows Store, but it is a complete mess of counterfeit software, and touch-optimized apps. It seems like Windows just doesn’t care about there own Software store these days. Also, yes, I am aware of Ubuntu’s Large PPA, but Canonical Ltd, the company that distributes Ubuntu is a for-profit company and have tried to make as much software as they can closed-source, and are really pushing the GNU License. In face most Debian-based distros appear to do this.