@phynali reblogged your post “There was a post I saw the other day. I can’t...”
#long post #long post for ts #ao3 #the core issue is that ao3 is not a social media #it is an archive #blocking in this manner at say the library is often nonsensical there is no way to implement it #(banning is another matter) #not saying they shouldn't try to develop it but #ao3 cannot be expected to do what a social media platform does #they are built differently #I'd love an easier way to block seeing a given author's works but that's about all i'd ever even dream of for it #or on the flipside blocking a given logged in user from commenting on my works but i mean logging out makes it harder too right? #anyway #thank queue for coming
I’m getting so tired of seeing these bullshit false equivalencies in my post.
Libraries don’t have comment forums attached to every single book, which send reader messages directly to the book author’s inbox. So of course, libraries don’t implement infrastructure to moderate forums that don’t exist.
Ao3 DOES have comment forums. Comment forums need anti-harassment infrastructure.
AO3 might be an archive on paper, but in reality, it functions far more like a media platform than an archive.
AO3 has features that no other platform has, and it also has issues that no other platform has.
The real point I think people are missing from my original post is this:
WHITE PEOPLE DON’T GET TO HAVE AN OPINION WHAT ANTI-RACISM MEASURES ARE OR ARE ARE NOT NECESSARY.
YOU DON’T EXPERIENCE RACISM. YOU DON’T GET TO TELL POC WHAT WE SHOULD PUT UP WITH.
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I'm so frustrated with news media culture
This CBS article showed up in my newsfeed. I normally don't click on articles like these, but I read the headlines. My instinctive response to this headline was "what a tepid, noncommittal response from an uncaring administration." Mainly because that's the mental framework that media & social media has taught me to use.
Then I clicked the article:
What Biden actually said was that these laws are an atrocity (they are). He literally called them "Jim Crow in the 21st Century" (completely true). He made a sweeping condemnation, taking a far stronger stance than the headline implied--stronger than the media has taught me to expect. A much more accurate headline would have been "Biden condemns Georgia election laws" or "Biden calls Georgia election laws an "atrocity"".
As a progressive, I have enough complaints about the Biden administration without media companies purposely trying to mislead me with this shit. Keep in mind the vast majority of people who read the headline will not click on the article. That is just how headlines work. And this is just one of dozens of small but incredibly harmful journalistic practices. Too many U.S. media companies consistently twist words & highlight the wrong information in order to drive wedges between liberal voting blocs while unifying the far right and I am sick of it.
Always read critically, and hold your news sources accountable.
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