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Facebook allows war posts urging violence against Russia

Facebook allows war posts urging violence against Russia

Censoship is not neutral. What is good what is bad  is subjective but Meta change radicaly its rules because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“As a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine we have temporarily made allowances for forms of political expression that would normally violate our rules like violent speech such as ‘death to the Russian invaders.’ We still won’t allow credible calls for violence against Russian civilians,” a Meta spokesperson said in a statement.

Such information is not believable  but it comes from the serious reuter agency.

Read Reuter message

It is really time to stop using facebook and close account there. It is time to start using alternative for neutral plateform like Fediverse alternative. We can disagree the russian invasion we can support Ukraine but pushing people for violence against specific people and civilians is not acceptable.

Many russian people do not agree with the ‘special operation’ in Ukraine.

 

 

Hubzilla 7 is released

Hubzilla 7 is released

Hubzilla is a powerful platform for creating interconnected websites featuring a decentralized identity, communications, and permissions framework built using common webserver technology.

The version number 7 is out with new features and many bugs fixed

Hubzilla 7.0 is addressing one of the most important features of Hubzilla – permissions. By refactoring the way we set permissions we managed to simplify the workflow to do so and at the same time provide more flexibility while making it easier to organize.

Channel roles have been simplified. There are now 4 possible selections: public, personal, community forum and custom. Personal is the default.

Individual contact permissions have been deprecated in favor of contact roles which are now a requirement for every contact.

Contact roles have one default preset which is defined by the channel role. Custom contact roles can be created as desired. Any contact role can be set to be the default for new connections in the contact roles app.

Privacy settings have been moved to a separate settings sub module. Settings for the online status visibility and entries in the directory and suggestions pages have been moved to the profile.

Advanced configurations are available in the privacy settings if the custom channel role is selected. They have received an initial warning and some entries which are likely to be misunderstood have got advising help texts.

Privacy groups can be managed from the Privacy group app if installed. The settings for the default privacy group for new content and the default privacy group for new contacts have been moved there.

Guest access has been refactored to allow new guests to be added to privacy groups. Quick access links to private resources have been added to the lock icon dropdown for convenience.

Other notable changes
– Improved UI for changing the profile photo
– Improved rendering of polls
– Fixed polls for forum channels
– Improved performance when deleting a contact
– Remove deprecated legacy mail addon
– Scope support and improvements for the socialauth addon
– Various bug fixes

Breaking changes
– The legacy mail addon has been removed. This means that the data will not be accessible anymore from the UI. The data will be removed from the database in the next release (7.2). At this point the legacy mail data will be lost.
– Forum channels must be assigned the “community forum” channel role in the channel settings. Otherwise the channel will not act as a forum anymore. If you require the custom channel role, this setting can be found in the advanced configuration of the privacy settings.
– Profile vcard was dysfunctional and has been removed from the UI. It might be revived at a later point.

A big THANK YOU! to all contributors and everybody who is supporting Hubzilla. Special thanks to @NGI Zero open source funding for supporting this work.

How to Upgrade

1. create a backup
2. execute util/udall from the terminal
3. select a new channel role for your channel (optional*)
4. review your privacy settings (optional*)
5. assign your contacts a contact role (optional*)

* Optional because your old privacy settings will be still in tact until you decide to change them.

Get the Code

Source code: https://framagit.org/hubzilla/core/
Install instructions: https://framagit.org/hubzilla/core/-/blob/master/install/INSTALL.txt

Hubzilla is a powerful platform for creating interconnected websites featuring a decentralized identity, communications, and permissions framework built using common webserver technology.

https://hubzilla.org

 

Censorship and free speech

Censorship and free speech

I thought that censorship was past but no!!! Censorship is for today. We are not free to say what we want.

Before internet (before 2000) censorship was much more light. But now the scope of what we can express is more and more narrow.

I am candid. I think that we can share ideas opinion and think freely. But if you share information that someone disagree you hurt him and he can block you.

On day I receive a message on the Fediverse

Usualy when I receive such message it is conter productive. I am very sensitive with blocking myself or baning. It hurts me so much. That I cry out much more louder. It is like we reject myself without earing.

Now I should show you the post.

Kirche.social as the name means is a social church. Church means christian. Kirche social will ban me because I ask for prayer.

If they consider GAB as theire enemy. Read what Jesus said about enemies in Mathiew 5:44

43“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. 44But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!

Gab is not federated anymore then I was thinking that it was nice to share this message. Andrew just ask for our prayer. It is a rememder. Of course it is also kind of advertising message. I could cut the upgrade things.

Gab is very controversial site. Lot of people don’t like it. They say they are Nazi, Faschist, racists, homophobes, sexists and I could add many bad words islamophobes (no this is a french word).

I am not the best wise people. I have my own weekness, I am sure past injuries from my childhood is maybe not totaly cured. Sometimes I need to express myself. I try my best to be understood. Sometimes it does not work. Sometimes it is even worst. More I try less I am understood.

That is why more we try to say do not say this do not say that. That when we block me I try to repeat more.

Why blocking is not the solution. If you block me of even ban me. I can created other account. You will not detect quickly it is me. You hurt me and the problem is not solved.

What is the solution. Dialog and empathy. If you try to understand me I will be much more ready to understand you. Probably what I say hurt you. Then if I understand that. It will be much more easy to be carefull.

Censorship will transform in mutual respect.

Censorship is very violent and it does not solve the problem. We need to understand each other.

How to comment a pixelfed photo from your mastodon account

How to comment a pixelfed photo from your mastodon account

If you have a mastodon account, you probably know that you are using a powerfull and amazing tool because you can communicate with all mastodon instances. But there is more…

You are able to communicate with the whole Fediverse. You can follow peertube video channel, communicate with pixelfed contacts or even comment wordpress post all from your Mastodon account.

If you have other kind of tool, pleroma, hubzilla or other that works the same way.

Pixelfed is an photosharing tool like instagram. You can publish photos and share it. It is federated that means that all the fediverse can follow, comment or like.

Now I will show you how to comment a photo from Pixelfed without Pixelfed account simply from your mastodon account.

I have a mastodon account @kris@theres.life and a pixelfed account kris@/pixfed.com (you note the same kind of address similar than email). Each account have 2 kinds of address

Now I want to comment a nice photo I saw on the album.

Now I will show you how to comment this picture in 4 steps.

  1. Copy the url of the picture (CTRL + C)
  2. Past the url in the search box (CTRL + V)
  3. Click comment button
  4. write your comment then validate it.

1.Copy the url of the picture

2. Past the url in the search box

3. Click comment button

4. write your comment then validate it.

Now I have a question : How to reshare or boots a pixelfed photo on your mastodon account? You can reply on a comment here.

Second question : How to show you like a picture?

If you don’t have any Mastodon account you can register it on a public instance. Here is a list of public open instance.