OK. Some people keep rating the app one star because I don't block an instance.

Unfortunately, their lack of comprehension concerning the Fediverse (manipulated by some propaganda) make they think that the app is not safe to use.

You have every tools with the app to avoid interacting with people you don't want to see.

@fedilab can you elaborate on the propaganda in the instance you won't block? Was it, for example, tied to an extremist terrorist attack?

@fedilab you were just talking about propaganda to defend your decision a moment ago, so why don't we talk about the instance you're supporting?

The #synagoguemassacre suspect was radicalized there for example.

nytimes.com/2018/10/28/us/gab-

@silvershovel
I don't support anything. I won't block anything as far as a market doesn't ask me to do so.
It's useless, it doesn't protect from seeing messages from these instances (many people think it will).

@fedilab Your selective silence (can't mention Gab, the #synagogueshooting, the violent and extremist material promoted there) and your selective wording (calling whatever points it out "propaganda") makes it very clear what you support and condemn.

@silvershovel @fedilab They don't want to have to block instances. If they block Gab, next up will be freespeechextremist, or smugloli, or something similar. It's not their role to choose who can and can't use their app.

@DashEquals I just discovered Fedilab doesn't mind blocking as long as it's people who make them uncomfortable.

@silvershovel
Dont confuse the app and the server instances. It's the job of server admins to block unwanted content. NOT the job of a programmer of an App. Fedilab is an App to access the federation.
You don't forbid having a knive because you could hurt someone. Fedilab is the knive.
@DashEquals

@DanTheFan @DashEquals in this case, it looks more like Fedilab is helping users access a service that was previously banned from the Google Play store...

@silvershovel

You will be able to access Gab with a browser too. Do u want Firefox etc. to block it?

@DanTheFan did Google remove a browser or a social network app from their store? :thonking: I was pretty clear about that.

theverge.com/2017/8/18/1616624

@silvershovel
Yes. BUT Gab now uses Mastodon as a social network. Again, fedilab is just one app amongst many to access it. I found at least 10 other apps. Not to mention Gnu Social, Diaspora*, Nextcloud....
All of these projects are built to talk to each other. You need to kill each and every one of these to kill gab.

@DanTheFan yes, I'm aware. And? If a social network app gets pulled from a store because it endorses violent terrorist beliefs, should it be allowed if a second developer reproduces it?

As a reminder: @fedilab blocked me after saying they wouldn't block anyone unless a market forced them to. Would you politely ask them on my behalf what market demanded they block me?

@silvershovel
I just don't understand why everyone accuses fedilab, while it is absolutely pointless in this concern.
Another good example is email. Email works just like the Fediverse, and no one would expect Outlook to block certain domains.
@fedilab

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