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Social Control Media Needs to be Purged and We Need to Convince Others to Quit It Too (to Protect Ourselves as Individuals and as a Society)

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Summary: With the Tux Machines anniversary (19 years) just days away we seriously consider abandoning all social control media accounts of that site, including Mastodon and Diaspora; social control networks do far more harm than good and they've gotten a lot worse over time

AMONG the potential topics for today we've included the impact of social control media 'by peer', e.g. within families (dinner table, sleep) or inside workplaces. I've meanwhile noticed, as stated in the above video, that Mastodon's largest instance does not like GNU/Linux sites. It does not like GNU/Linux users, either. Tux Machines (username tuxmachines) has been delisted and demoted; it's not visible, even if it's still there, and nothing gets imported into the account.

"Tux Machines (username tuxmachines) has been delisted and demoted; it's not visible, even if it's still there, and nothing gets imported into the account."For now I've decided not to even 'fix' the tuxmachines social control media accounts. It's just not worth the trouble and as early as next week Tux Machines might quit social control media altogether. It's a total catastrophe and nobody deserves to have to deal with such crap.

The video above focuses on this new article from YLE. It talks about how children's use of crap like Fentanylware/TikTok harms health; those are topics that we did not cover or barely covered before.

To make society better off and more secured/protected from harm -- both domestic and foreign -- we need to convince peers/family/friends to abandon social control media, including federated/Free software/decentralised derivatives/copycats of the same behavioural machines. "Free (as in Freedom) platforms would not drive "engagement" nor aim for other aspects of addiction and harm," an associate noted.

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