Uspol, Warren, personal experience that happened last year. DACA, ICE, Indigenous Erasure
I'm sharing this screen, because I deleted my old account that this thread was on from last year. Here is a video attached of her saying it as proof too, not from that event, but from another, so you know it wasn't a fluke in the slightest.
A large chunk of the Fediverse was scraped; your posts are being “released”
Matteo Zignani, Christian Quadri, Alessia Galdeman, Sabrina Gaito andGian Paolo Rossi from the University of #Milan scraped all english speaking instances (363) listed on instances.social, wrote a paper about it and are distributing the dataset.
“In this context, we release a dataset gathered from Mastodon, […]“
“These data have been collected by implementing an ad-hoc tool for downloading the public timelines of the servers, namely instances, that form the Mastodon platform, along with the meta-data associated to them.“
“The spider exploits the instance list obtained from the previous step and makes a pool of requests to the instance endpoint 4 which returns the latest toots of the local timeline. Since the time-lines implement a pagination mechanism, the spider extracts the URL for the next request and repeat this procedure till it reaches the end of the timeline.”
the lie to children is very much a lie with the best of intentions but we can't give them that as gospel, and often it's best to postpone an explanation until they can understand more later.
For example, sex chromosomes should probably be put off until students learn about gene expression, translocation, mutations, and the role of SRY, which lays a solid foundation for explaining things later like androgen and estrogen receptors and how those don't sometimes work as they usually do. Also how not every animal uses XX/XY as a sex determination system.
I think this also shows the dangers of the "lies to children" explanations we give young ones. They take the lies that oversimplify things as gospel and run with it. The XX/XY distinction is a lie to children. It's an explanation that's usually correct for 90% of people, but it breaks down sometimes because it turns out it's way more complicated than that.
Anti-intellectualism needs to be destroyed. Why do you think scientific racism still exists? Why do you think the whole "XX AND XY CHROMOSOMES DETERMINE YOUR SEX" thing exists? Why do you think people deny climate change? Or think vaccines are dangerous?
There's a dangerous trend of anti-intellectualism and deliberate ignorance. It isn't the source of every problem but it sure as fuck needs to have something done about it. This is why I think it's so important for things to be explained for normies without jargon in ways they can understand. Otherwise, someone else will give them the wrong explanation... and it's that much harder to deprogram.
This is why education is important too. Just not the way we educate our children right now, which is as dull and boring as possible, and overworks them for no reason.
Fedi feature idea: "Reason we muted/blocked" optional text field for when we block users and instances so that when we go to see they're blocked months/years down the road, we can remember why the heck we blocked them in the first place.
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