"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."
Alternative media sources are better than propaganda machines. The BBC and the Guardian are not to be trusted.
Did you see how the Guardian behaved over the cou in Bolivia, for instance? They were on the fence and avoided any mention of a "cou", and then jumped at the chance to promote the Organization of American States' response to what happened in the elections.
Use alternative media.
One of the things that makes getting into Mastodon confusing is dealing with accounts across instances. I have three accounts that I use. One, because it has a large general interest population that's interesting. Another has a cool queer community that I like to see. My main one (this) is a personal instance that I would like to use to interact on these other ones. It feels silo-ed, the information you see on profiles is limited, and the jumping between accounts is a pain.
US terrorism watchlist ruled unconstitutional
US Federal Judge has ruled the government's Terrorism Watchlist unconstitutional, finding that it violated US citizens' constitutionally guaranteed right to due process https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/federal-judge-rules-fbi-terrorism-watchlist-violates-constitutional-rights-n1050271
Some lessons from web 2.0
A little bit cunty; A little bit drunk and old.
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