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Leaving Outsourced Communication Platforms Behind

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Summary: The lack of autonomy and independence in publishing is further exacerbated by concentration of power -- including the power to censor -- in the hands of billionaires with shared agenda; the only way to disempower them is to move away because those who control the system will always resist any means by which the masses can bring about systemic change and this is one of the reasons they keep passing new laws (or censorship rules), for and by themselves

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S noted earlier today, Twitter had suspended my account without an explanation, without notification, without any recourse, without a right of appeal. This wouldn't be the first time I lose such an account in such a site, albeit it's usually due to sites going out of existence. Let this be a reminder of the dangers of 'outsourced' communications and social control media, which I've long warned about and was reluctant to even 'join' in the first place (Techrights as a site never joined and it had long used IRC, instead), seeing what happened to Digg.com. Once upon a time we all had blogs and other sites which prevailed as long as we wanted them to. We had RSS feeds and censorship was a lot harder, both legally and logistically. Twitter is one of many (Facebook is another notable one) and the World Wide Web as a whole isn't designed to withstand attacks on platforms, as Parler found out this year. IPFS solves many of these issues (for distribution) and Gemini can be economically (cheaply) hosted in one's home.

"There's a lot more to be said about this issue, which is sadly suppressed and barely spoken about (in the mainstream at least)."Nowadays we have so-called 'journalists' whose entire 'portfolio' is just some Twitter and/or Facebook account. Microsoft too censors people in this fashion (see LinkedIn and GitHub for plenty of examples). Is it a case of Stockholm Syndrome? The video about urges people to move away from all those centralised platforms.

There's a lot more to be said about this issue, which is sadly suppressed and barely spoken about (in the mainstream at least). It's not a "right wing" and "violence" issue. The media hardly suggests real alternatives other than itself and these monopolistic conglomerates, which together share among themselves (the oligopoly) the lion's share of people's "screen time". There's also an overlap in the ownership sense.

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