tiny thing to fight surveillance capitalism
urls often contain tracking information added to the end of them. when you are linking articles, stuff like the "utm_source" and "fbclid" sections allow people to track where you got the link from and how you are spreading it. this allows cops & corps to map out social groups.
while you can remove that stuff by hand, there's a firefox/chrome addon called "neat URL" that comes with an existing blocklist that automatically cleans off a lot of that stuff.
Hawaii, US pol, birdsite
I'm a little disappointed to not see anything about Mauna Kea on the fediverse. This is probably an eyeballs/number of users/ thing.
The U.S. government has approved construction of a telescope on land sacred to native Hawaiians, who are at this moment rallying a protest with lockdown to try and stop construction vehicles from desecrating their land. Search #MaunaKea on birdsite for more.
#JewsAgainstICE still blockading the Atlanta ICE Field Office! We’re not moving because every day that ICE is “just doing their job” is another day of roundups, concentration camps, family separation, & terror for our undocumented neighbors.
Take Action: https://www.neveragainaction.com/shut-down-ice
so it seems pretty clear vice is trying to get outrage clicks on its latest mastodon article.
this is a good opportunity to give 'counter promotion' a try
here is a good article to circulate instead of the vice article:
White kids' racism is a symptom of white racial respectability politics
White teenagers think it's acceptable to "act out" with symbols of hate because they have absorbed the white American value that racial equality is a matter of respectability, not morality. Because white ppl's idea of racial harmony is so divorced from moral values but consists of injunctions for politeness (don't say slurs etc.) their children break these injunctions for simple shock value without caring who they're hurting.
“Probably once a week, Burnett says, Watchtower uses it to prove that a tenant has ‘a buddy crashing on their couch,’ violating their lease.”
Emma Durutti. She's being dead named and misgendered everywhere, but this is an article about her.
Very Important, but: death, fascism (corrected)
Yesterday a woman, Emma Durutti,* put herself in a position to be murdered by cops.
Here's (allegedly) her own words about why. You must read this. It will hurt, regardless of your background and beliefs.
The author of this text is dead now. She chose to die, for the reasons here.
* She was trans, and is being dead-named and misgendered in most media, including my previous posts.
Ciel. ETX. 22. they/them. I stand for radical love, radical acceptance, and radical inclusion!
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