[ExI] Social Media Bans

Giulio Prisco giulio at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 07:30:09 UTC 2021

I don't like social media bans. Of course a private company like
Twitter or Facebook is and must remain free to ban whomever they want
to ban, for any reason or no reason. But in a healthy ecosystem
consumers must be free to switch to other providers. If there were
alternatives, I would stop using Twitter and Facebook in protest. And
THIS is the problem. We should build a fully decentralized internet
where nobody can be banned. There are prototypes (I like
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Scuttlebutt ) but they are very
beta (actually alpha) and we consumers are too lazy to use them and
help them achieve a critical mass. But we really should.

On Thu, Aug 5, 2021 at 1:54 AM SR Ballard via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Today BAP (Bronze Age Pervert), a right wing influencer, was banned from Twitter, which has caused a bit or an uproar in the community. The creation and dissemination of media projects and memes, testimonials, eulogies increased exponentially. His ideas are being discussed more, and his iconography and catchphrases are ubiquitous. His dedicated fans have joined his telegram channel, over 10K in 12 hours.
> Do you feel these types of social media suspensions achieve their desired results? If not, what might be more effective?
> SR Ballard
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