They were a great gatekeeper for Twitter for big-name journalists including many you may not have heard of. Twitter followed their lead and enforced the Mean Girls’ rules.
But, Twitter has restored freedom to speech under Elon Musk. The journos are now looking for a new venue where they can be the Mean Girls.
Mastodon was the answer. It is completely Woke and decentralized. Mastodon was the answer. It is a completely Woke (and decentralized!) social media platform. The funding was used to pay domain registration fees as well as service fees.
“Indeed, at times, journa.host looks a lot like Twitter, just without all the non-journalists and most of the nastiness.”
🧵Journalists signing up on mastodon at the journa[.]host server should know that through no deliberate fault (that i can tell), the server has quickly gained a reputation for transphobia and has been widely banned/blocked.
— Aja Romano (@ajaromano) November 20, 2022
So journa.host has been blocked by Mastodon servers. This effectively traps our gatekeepers behind the gates.
Vox’s Aja Romao noted in the above thread that Mike Pesca (a New York radio host who used the N-word but had defended his right to do so), had posted a transphobic NYT article. This article was allegedly the first journal because the moderators didn’t ban Pesca.
Mastodon’s sensitive nature made it possible to locate an NYT article that was transphobic.
Parker Molloy is the Wokest of All-Wise. She blocked li’l ol’ me on Twitter many years ago and somehow got herself suspended from journa.host.
Molloy called Pesca an “utter hack”, and there was digital shouting.
I’m not sure how this could have made a server more transphobic. It could be because digital tools were given to overprivileged Karens, who behave like hungry toddlers.
It is clear that many awake journalists attempted to escape Musk’s “oppressive tweet” and were eventually labeled transphobic. They now fight each other like they’re in The Hunger Games. May the odds never favor them.
Musk claims that interaction and traffic have been growing on Twitter. This is what the screeching journos want to replace.
I’d love for you to join me for a celebratory Bloody Mary.
The bid for Mastodon is failing. Woke refugees fleeing Twitter over @elonmusk‘s takeover have turned to Hive, which seems to have a fictitious origin story and a 20y/o creator. Despite the obvious dangers of information gathering, tech journos are telling people to install it.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) November 22, 2022
Mastodon is not the end of the story. Our refugee journos may also be looking into Hive. This could be the FTX of social media platforms.
To not laugh would be a sin.