So they screwed up bigtime on the redactions for the Ghislaine Maxwell release today. You can literally copy and paste the redacted pages into notepad and read them. by quipu in news

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No, just posting the Twitter thread. Per the thread document #143 has some redactions.

Multiple Tor security issues disclosed, more to come by quipu in TechSec

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For the record, I read his original disclosures and I think he is inflating the importance of them (FWIW one of them is in Tor Browser, not Tor). In a way this reads like FUD against Tor, which is still one of the best anonymity tools out there. The issues he is describing should be addressed, though, and it does seem like they have some problems in their bug management processes.

I've noticed increasingly on reddit, people are talking past each other. by fahrenheit2020 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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PR shills only care about getting paid for their talking points, not for quality engagement.

Dappy - ultra secure decentralized web browser by realpanzer in Internet

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You could have said the same thing about Mosaic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosaic_%28web_browser%29

Dappy - ultra secure decentralized web browser by realpanzer in Internet

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It means a browser for decentralized sites, in other words the sites don't run on a centralized server, but are distributed P2P.

The Left is Now the Right: We laughed at the Republican busybody who couldn't joke, declared war on dirty paintings, and peered through your bedroom window. Now that person has switched sides, and nobody's laughing by quipu in politics

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This gradually drove him anxious up to his nervous collapse.

Well, that and syphilis. But otherwise I agree.

The Left is Now the Right: We laughed at the Republican busybody who couldn't joke, declared war on dirty paintings, and peered through your bedroom window. Now that person has switched sides, and nobody's laughing by quipu in politics

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The Dems won't even take on MJ deregulation at the federal level! It's ridiculous. In my dreams Trump signs an EO devolving MJ regulation to the states sometime around October. I want to see the media spin that one.

I'm in. by Purdydrup in conspiracy

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Even Trump isn't stupid enough to be legitimately "wishing her well", ignoring her crimes.

I saw it as gloating, or "I wish her well... because we're going to keep her safe, and you know what that means for the rest of you." He likes to gloat. I certainly hope this is the case, but this being 2020, the whole thing will likely go nowhere.

The Left is Now the Right: We laughed at the Republican busybody who couldn't joke, declared war on dirty paintings, and peered through your bedroom window. Now that person has switched sides, and nobody's laughing by quipu in politics

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It's a side of human nature (authoritarian collectivism) that affects roughly half the population to varying degrees, and which is the cause of all kinds of atrocities throughout history. I don't deny this part of human nature, I oppose it.

The Left is Now the Right: We laughed at the Republican busybody who couldn't joke, declared war on dirty paintings, and peered through your bedroom window. Now that person has switched sides, and nobody's laughing by quipu in politics

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If the Republican party could remake itself as a coalition of libertarians and populists, I might be convinced. I doubt it though. There's too much money in big government politics, which for Republicans usually involves fat defense contracts and preferential "regulation" loopholes for allies. (Dems are even worse of course.) It's unfortunate.

Saidit No Longer Displays in My Google Search Results. Anyone Else? by [deleted] in SaidIt

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Also happened to a number of other alt media sites, both right and left: https://twitter.com/CharlieNash/status/1285612797028700160

Saidit No Longer Displays in My Google Search Results. Anyone Else? by [deleted] in SaidIt

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This also just happened to thedonald.win! https://twitter.com/thedonalddotwin/status/1285606955436974080

Saidit No Longer Displays in My Google Search Results. Anyone Else? by [deleted] in SaidIt

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Craig Murray: For 15 years my blog was the first result on a Google search for "Craig Murray". It was high in results for "skripal", "jack straw", "Chagos" and very many subjects. Yesterday Google removed my blog completely. by quipu in censorship

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This may only be in the UK based on replies. Suspicious timing since the same thing briefly happened to Saidit. Are they testing something?

Nobody wants to be "normal" anymore. Social media and Youtuber careers have seriously warped our outlook and aspirations. by PencilPusher55 in whatever

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The other day I was driving and noticed all the trucks and vans filled with ladders, pipes, tools. These people have jobs, they work hard, and they all do things that are important for society to keep functioning. They are the "normal" people and there are tons of them, but you'll never see them unless you're out in the world and looking for them.

Wannabe "influencers" who spend all day on social media are not "normal". They are either in school, unemployed, have bullshit desk jobs, or they work a slow retail job and stare at their phones all day. There are many of them, but not as many as it seems.

I guess what I'm saying is take heart, social media is not representative of reality.

The Left is Now the Right: We laughed at the Republican busybody who couldn't joke, declared war on dirty paintings, and peered through your bedroom window. Now that person has switched sides, and nobody's laughing by quipu in politics

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This is how I remembered it as well, but someone in another discussion reminded me about conservative talk/TV hosts getting people fired and shows cancelled. Focus on the Family, Glenn Beck, etc all pulled these sorts of campaigns. I wish I had links for you but I can assure you it did happen, if you doubt it then a little research should bring it up.

What has changed, other than the outrage culture mob moving to the left, is that the mob is now empowered by social media to coordinate and move more quickly. This makes them much more powerful than the conservative cancellers were.

Edit: social media also allows anyone to start a cancel campaign, whereas previously you had to be a public figure in order to get any traction.

The Left is Now the Right: We laughed at the Republican busybody who couldn't joke, declared war on dirty paintings, and peered through your bedroom window. Now that person has switched sides, and nobody's laughing by quipu in politics

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Yep. Most intelligent people could see through the silly arguments based on oddball religious interpretations, so the cultural right never seemed like a real threat, even if it was worth taking seriously and opposing.

Now that we have "woke religion", formerly clear-headed people are embracing emotional rhetoric over logical argument, since apparently logic is racist. That's concerning.

Voat Saidit Ruqqus: Front page always filled with racist dog shit by nonamez in whatever

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Voat is pretty racist, I'll agree with you there.

Ruqqus and Saidit? And many others like them? Not so much. They may allow opinions that you consider "racist", but most reasonable people don't consider them racist. And this is why sites that allow free speech are starting to multiply rapidly, and to gain membership. As it turns out, most people prefer open discussion to controlled forums that censor.

Don't worry, Reddit will always be around for you and other people who think like you. You aren't alone! But you aren't even in the majority. It just looks that way because Reddit has dominated for so long and news travels slowly.

Saidit is currently undergoing the largest DDOS attack we've ever had by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Check the IP ranges to see if they correlate to a known cloud provider or one of those P2P VPN services like Hola. If so you may be able to get someone banned for abuse.

Saidit is currently undergoing the largest DDOS attack we've ever had by magnora7 in SaidIt

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What about publishing regular reports (quarterly?) to show the number of DDOS attacks, the number and category of personal attacks, unusual activity from various IP/geographic regions, a summary of suspected cultural attacks, and anything else of interest?

This would demonstrate Saidit's resilience, and may help admins of other sites better understand the kinds of attacks they will face.

Edit: it also depersonalizes and minimizes the attacks, so it should make the attackers feel less rewarded.

Never-Trump Project Lincoln Co-Founder Paid By Russian Government by scrubking in politics

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Well this really throws a wrench in the narrative, now doesn't it?

Wanna help this site? Stop focusing on Reddit and start focusing on posting some truth. by mongre in SaidIt

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At least burying is harder without downvotes :)

Wtf is with all the antisemitism here? by aThievingStableboy in whatever

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I forgot about "islamophobic". You know, I haven't heard that one in a little while.

Edit: I also hate *phobic, on technical grounds. Just because you're against something doesn't mean you are scared of it.

Wtf is with all the antisemitism here? by aThievingStableboy in whatever

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Because unfortunately the English language lacks a good word for being against a religious/cultural group. The word antisemitism was coined to give a word to the specific problems faced by Jews. To my knowledge nobody has done the same for Islam, for example. (People tend to say you are "racist" if you are anti-Islamic, ignoring that Islam stretches across all races.)

This is an area where a new word would be great to have.

Strong evidence that Ghislaine Maxwell ran the Reddit account /u/maxwellhill the 8th most link karma on Reddit by quipu in conspiracy

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I have no idea, I just saw it on another site and passed it on here. It's not very well sourced, so it seemed appropriate for /s/conspiracy rather than /s/news.

What should SaidIt users be doing to maintain their personal security when participating here? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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Don't reuse identities. It's tempting to build a well-known identity by using the same name across different websites, but it only builds your ego and makes you more attached to that identity. Then you get afraid that something might happen to it, and bans have a huge impact. It also makes it easier for people to stalk/dox you.

It's liberating when you fully embrace throwaway handles. You don't have to worry as much about karma or reputation. The only downside is that it's harder to make friends across platforms, but these days I find it hard to do that anyway. There's too many suspicious people fishing for personal details.

What should SaidIt users be doing to maintain their personal security when participating here? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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If you have good reason to believe you're on a glownigger watchlist, have fun with it. Leave Tor and I2P open all the time as a relay, but don't use them. They'll expend loads of resources trying to decrypt traffic that doesn't exist.

I like this.

I also like to maintain weird random accounts at foreign "free" email providers. I don't use the accounts, but I could! It's fun to add to the noise.

Why not using the Pyramid of Debate instead of "Insightful"/"Fun"? by Marko15576 in SaidIt

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Saidit has gone the stolen code route.

That is completely untrue. Saidit was based on older Reddit source code, which is free and open source (CPAL license). Code is still available here: https://github.com/reddit-archive/reddit

Wouldn’t it be hilarious if less censorship from sites like these actually caused more harmony by PencilPusher55 in whatever

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Humanity has always been that way, but most of them only recently discovered internet fora. It's sad.

Is Saidit a reddit replacement or just righty reddit? by EY_SCOOF in AskSaidIt

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In time I'm sure more non-political content will come in. Right now people are venting after years of censorship, and a bunch of them are right-leaning. If you want to help fix it, contribute some non-political content.

GenderCritical sub still showing up on /s/all New. Is that intended behavior? by rdh2121 in SaidIt

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My only reservation is that it's killing a spot that reddit designated as uncensored. After the change, people will have next to no way to know that IP2 or GC even exists on the site.

I agree, this is a problem. How can people discover it otherwise? I don't think they should be made completely invisible. Maybe if there were a special page listing limited subs.

[Breaking] Maxwell, Associate of Jeffrey Epstein, Is Arrested. How long until she is suicided? by [deleted] in conspiracy

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Archived version: https://archive.is/pIq3E

Edit: looks like they added text, see the later version https://archive.is/1nk4P

Should artificial intelligence be regulated? by backfromcali in technology

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Regulating it just means that only the government and financial industry, and foreign countries, will have access to unregulated AI. No thanks.

SaidIT needs more Porns subs! by BravoHotel in unpopularopinion

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Porn complicates moderation and site management. For that reason it's probably not a good fit here. Saidit isn't ad-supported like Reddit so it's not like the admin team can afford to hire people to police for CP within porn subs. Porn also draws in sex workers, which is a risky gambit in the age of SESTA/FOSTA.

This site needs a serious design overhaul by CreativeFlesh in SaidIt

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I actually like the top banner, I'm surprised you don't. But I agree that there are some small things that need work. The submit link/submit post buttons are pretty bad, and the rounded corners everywhere should be a little tighter.

Wtf has SaidIt done right that Ruqqus did wrong? by teelo in AskSaidIt

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Ruqqus is beta-quality software (they even say so), so it's still unoptimized and buggy. Saidit has been through dozens of DDOS attacks and has had time to refine its software. AND it is based on the old Reddit code, so they had a head start.

I like both places, they are different, but I hope Ruqqus gets it together soon. Can't use a website that's never up.

Why I don't believe Saidit will be a free speech platform by [deleted] in censorship

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I disagree, I think the pyramid makes it unique. There are several pure free speech platforms out there now. This place is an experiment in non-quite-but-close-to-free speech. The goal is good debate.

Soon to be Reddit norm by GayFish in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Not really: https://snew.notabug.io/r/AskWomen/comments/hj8tna/what_was_your_reaction_to_finding_out_your_son/

Some answers were off topic, to be fair. But not all of them.

Ruqqus had a massive influx of leftists and now being undermined by mob rule by Shitskinned_Faggot in whatever

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How are you even accessing the site? I still get a 500 error every time. It's been like that for days.

Oh wait do you just mean the Discord? I hate Discord.

If there are trolls in the Discord it's probably the same ones DDOSing the site.

What are YOU doing to make Saidit a Better Place? by scrubking in AskSaidIt

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Post every day.

If everyone posted just 1 link and 1 comment every day, we would have too much content to follow.

Virginia Democrats draft proposal to downgrade assault on police to misdemeanor by Earl_Harbinger in politics

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Right as all the new gun laws go into effect, huh.

Is there an auto generated COMPLETE list of subsaidits? by dissent in AskSaidIt

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https://saidit.net/subs/

You can also sort by "new." It would be nice if there were a "last active" sort.

Speed up front page turnover? by philosopher in SaidIt

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I have also noticed this, it makes Saidit feel dead until you know how to use the site.

Reddit nukes the /r/redditAlternatives list right as the mass exodus starts, shadowbans all posts and comments that mention certain alternatives in the moment people are looking for alternatives by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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You forgot to include streamers angry at IP2 for making fun of them.

Free speech has plenty of enemies, and some of them are really weird.

Can we talk about authoritarianism? by dykeotomy in censorship

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I've certainly seen stuff from men talking about how you can get whatever you want if you claim you're trans, suddenly you're back up at the top.

That's completely insane. I'm really glad I avoid those spaces.

This "non-equality" stuff seems like a recent shift imo. People seemed to talk more about equality earlier.

Yeah, I mildly supported the social justice movement back in 2013 or so, back before things were completely insane. They were raising some legitimate issues, but something changed. From the outside it looked like opportunists seized the infrastructure of these groups to use in their own quest for power. The same thing happened in many small hobby/interest groups at around the same time. Outsiders swarmed in and tried to take over, forcing out the old leadership.

Can we talk about authoritarianism? by dykeotomy in censorship

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Both. Creating a big online identity just feeds your offline ego.

Can we talk about authoritarianism? by dykeotomy in censorship

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Correct, and don't keep a substantial social media presence tied to your name. If you can avoid it, you shouldn't even use the same handle across different websites.

Long-time Saidit user who only registered tonight because I want to tell you about the migration from reddit. by Middernag in Introductions

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Don't get too attached to any one place. Nowhere remains free forever.

Saidit has defenses that Reddit did not. It will take a while for opponents of free speech to adapt, but they will adapt eventually. Then you learn and move on again.

Can we talk about authoritarianism? by dykeotomy in censorship

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Thanks for the clarification. It's been a long time since I read the book, so I'm not really informed enough to have a good discussion on the specifics of it. I do remember feeling that it seemed somewhat politicized, possibly compromising the "science" (social science lol), and that surely there must exist left-wing authoritarians as well.

This is interesting, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authoritarian_personality:

The research on ideology, politics, and racist prejudice, by John Duckitt and Chris Sibley, identified two types of authoritarian worldview: (i) that the social world is dangerous, which leads to right-wing authoritarianism; and (ii) that the world is a ruthlessly competitive jungle, which leads to social dominance orientation. In a meta-analysis of the research, Sibley and Duckitt explained that the social-dominance orientation scale helps to measure the generalization of prejudice and other authoritarian attitudes that can exist within social groups. Although both the right-wing authoritarianism scale and the social-dominance orientation scale can accurately measure authoritarian personalities, the scales usually are not correlated.

"Social dominance orientation" sounds similar to the implicit goals of many in the social justice movement. From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_dominance_orientation:

Individuals who score high in SDO desire to maintain and, in many cases, increase the differences between social statuses of different groups, as well as individual group members. Typically, they are dominant, driven, tough, and seekers of power. People high in SDO also prefer hierarchical group orientations. Often, people who score high in SDO adhere strongly to belief in a "dog-eat-dog" world.

See the "anti-egalitarian" scale specifically. Counter-intuitively, seeking "equality" is a no-no among social justice types. The theory is flawed because once again "authoritarian" is implicitly coupled to "right-wing", but there may be a grain of truth somewhere in there.

It is possible that during the Obama era, many of the "social dominance" authoritarians saw which way the wind was blowing and switched sides to maintain their position on the top of the social pyramid. This would explain why their general behaviors are the same, but the specifics are different. It would also explain why so many who supported Bush and his wars have now aligned themselves with the socjus cult and superficial "woke" progressivism.

Can we talk about authoritarianism? by dykeotomy in censorship

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It is also possible that authoritarians (however they are defined) are healthier when their group is in control. This would make sense, as I'd imagine that fellow authoritarians would look out for each other and prioritize each other's needs over the out-group. If they didn't do this, this may lead to their group losing control. In other words, when authoritarians are in control, others suffer while they flourish.

Can we talk about authoritarianism? by dykeotomy in censorship

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It's anecdotal, but I definitely know of people who seem to have a more authoritarian personality compared to others. They are the ones who always care about following the rules (whether or not they are sensible), are incredibly annoyed at slight deviations from what they consider "normal" or "acceptable", who feel entitled about having things go their way, and will become incredibly vindictive and aggressive if they do not get what they want. Very similar to the so-called "Karen" meme, but it affects men as well.

Is this shooting being suppressed? I can't find any posts on it. I posted it 15 hours ago and it has no traction even though the details of this shooting are extremely shocking and important. by Canbot in conspiracy

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I agree that this is true of some groups, but I think the main thrust is to destabilize the country just enough to depose Trump. The goal of a color revolution is to remake a country while keeping it more or less intact, or in other words a "bloodless coup." Many of the people backing this live in US cities, so if the US completely falls apart then their property is at risk, along with the world economy. The higher-ups are wealthy Davos-class elite, and except for a few true psychos, they care more about wealth and power than ideology.

Is this shooting being suppressed? I can't find any posts on it. I posted it 15 hours ago and it has no traction even though the details of this shooting are extremely shocking and important. by Canbot in conspiracy

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I wouldn't be surprised. I think media ownership is getting nervous about the current level of civil unrest. They wanted protests but not full-on riots.

Russian military officials paid or try to pay Taliban fighters to get them to kill American soldiers by Khan in news

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I still haven't seen a good source cited on this. Lots of allegations, no substance.

Dick Masterson says Patreon alternative New Project 2 is closing after getting blacklisted by Mastercard by Drewski in censorship

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Most people still have checks.

Which crowd funding platforms might be less likely to cave in to takedown calls? by Robin in AskSaidIt

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There are some crypto-based platforms out there that might be worth checking out, although I can't speak to any of them personally.

Anything that ties into the credit card network is probably not safe.

There's some censorship going on in the newly popular feminist subs and it needs to be openly addressed. by [deleted] in SaidIt

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How exactly? I would think that it explicitly prevents echo chambers, at least public echo chambers. It's OK for people to have private clubs.

A good approach for subs here that also want to maintain a "safe space" community (not always a bad thing) is to have both a public "debate" sub for discoverability and a private sub for insiders only.

There's some censorship going on in the newly popular feminist subs and it needs to be openly addressed. by [deleted] in SaidIt

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Rule 4b is an interesting compromise, I wasn't aware of that.

Can we create a disagree option? by AreYouSureee in help

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This is the approach I favor as well. Good content should rise to the top based on votes, but there is no need to stifle conversation using downvotes, which on reddit are mainly used to express blanket disapproval.

Facebook’s war against "one of the internet’s worst conspiracy sites" by quipu in censorship

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I think Natural News is ridiculous, but I don't think we should be censoring them.

Crazy Theory about the Purge. by Invicta in FreeSpeech

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I think you're right, and the move toward explicitly partisan spaces like Twitter and Parler is an attempt to split us back up into two camps. From the perspective of elites, the internet is scary because it can reveal things like Epstein and the Panama Papers that would have been swept under the rug before. If they can force people back into controlled ideological echo chambers, they can regain control over the national discourse. In theory at least.

Is there a single food that you can survive on forever? by iraelmossadreddit in science

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Probably not a single "natural" food, but potatoes and milk with occasional oatmeal (for molybdenum) and greens would work. Fermented rye bread will also get you close but you'll need Vitamin C.

Does anyone else feel that division between 'Left' and 'right' only serves to further divide us? by Freshly_Squeezed in conspiracy

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Yes. The important conflict is between authoritarians and libertarians. Most of the mainstream "left" and "right" just represent different flavors of authoritarianism, because the current zeitgeist assumes that government should take control of the people in some way.

So what if one neighbor has a hippie farm commune and the other has a small factory? Both scenarios are fine with me, as long as neither one tries to prevent me from doing what I want in my own space. Left and right libertarians can coexist.

Both the authoritarian left and the authoritarian right want to limit how I live my life. I'm not OK with either proposition.

Can we talk about authoritarianism? by dykeotomy in censorship

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Authoritarianism is on the rise for sure. The best way to avoid it is to keep your identity small and make yourself invisible to would-be dictators. Stay anonymous where possible, distance yourself from the so-called "friends" who have embraced authoritarian beliefs, and don't talk politics except with trusted allies (play dumb/uninformed if it comes up).

There is a good book called "The Authoritarians" that explores the topic of authoritarian personalities. Unfortunately it was written back when most obvious authoritarians were on the right, so there is some bias, but if you can get past that then some of the general ideas are interesting. There's a PDF available somewhere if you search for it.

Pentagon: 'No corroborating evidence' yet to validate troop bounty allegations by quipu in MediaAnalysis

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Not that we should trust the Pentagon either, but...