Quit using fragile Firefox:
We need more than deplatforming
There is no question that social media played a role in the siege and take-over of the US Capitol on January 6.
Since then there has been significant focus on the deplatforming of President Donald Trump. By all means the question of when to deplatform a head of state is a critical one, among many that must be addressed. When should platforms make these decisions? Is that decision-making power theirs alone?
But as reprehensible as the actions of Donald Trump are, the rampant use of the internet to foment violence and hate, and reinforce white supremacy is about more than any one personality. Donald Trump is certainly not the first politician to exploit the architecture of the internet in this way, and he won’t be the last. We need solutions that don’t start after untold damage has been done.
Changing these dangerous dynamics requires more than just the temporary silencing or permanent removal of bad actors from social media platforms.
Additional precise and specific actions must also be taken
They hate you.
Quit supporting people that want you to be silenced, abandoned, and destroyed.
This isn’t new to them:
Immigrants Remain Core to the U.S.’ Strength
Immigration brings a wealth of diverse viewpoints, drives innovation and creative thinking, and is central to building the internet into a global public resource that is open and accessible to all.
This is why the current U.S. administration’s recent actions are so troubling. On June 22, 2020 President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order suspending entry of immigrants under the premise that they present a risk to the United States’ labor market recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision will likely have far-reaching and unintended consequences for industries like Mozilla’s and throughout the country.
This is also why we’re eager to see lawmakers create a permanent solution for (DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). We hope that in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the White House does not continue to pursue plans to end the program that currently protects about 700,000 young immigrants known as Dreamers from deportation. These young people were brought to the U.S. as minors, and raised and educated here. We’ve made this point before, but it bears repeating: Breaking the promise made to these young people and preventing these future leaders from having a legal pathway to citizenship is short-sighted and morally wrong.
They want to import cheap labor to replace you, censor anything you say if you don’t willingly go along with it, and completely destroy any remnant of the once great country we had.
Don’t give them more power to do so. Stop allowing centralizers to monopolize more power over you. Abandon them just as they have abandoned you.
Brave, Dissenter, or a similar new browser is already calling out for you.