Inaction is a Form of Action

The story of the no-politics diner.

And why "don't discuss politics" and tone-policing *is* political. Most especially when it limits minority and disenfranchised voices.

(This also isn't an argument for free-for-all speech. It's complicated, Peeps.)

#freeSpeech #socialMedia #Facebook #monopoly #BigTech

@dl @dredmorbius Good points. is the "no politics diner" in my experience. You get a dozen moderators and it becomes a race to the bottom with coupled with to hide the censorship.


@dredmorbius @dl "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." -- Desmond Tutu. Bans on political chatter effectively favor oppressors.

@resist1984 Thanks, excellent quote.

I've been reasoning my way to that belief myself over the past few years. Tutu's agreement and formulation are validation and well put.


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