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Dear followers at Scholar.social, I'd like to let you all know that I've joined Mastodon.social, where I'm a bit more active. So, if you like, you can follow me @joaopinheiro. Thank you for being here and all the best!

Remember that you can press the "Mute conversation" button if you're part of one of those reply chains where everyone reply-all's to please stop replying

There's something that goes far beyond my understanding: why do people like to confuse, harass others? Is bullying only bullying at school? Why don't people mind their own businesses and leave the others alone? Don't they have anything better to do than messing up other people's lives and feelings? Freedom of speech and freedom in general terms don't entitle anyone the right to harass others!
#bullying #freedom

“I’m not going to get my hopes up, but we can dream that someday we can watch something and talk on the phone at the same time.” — Amy, a farmer in rural western Kansas

The digital divide is real & could continue to get wider. Find out why:

t.co/YapkC5VYEh tweeted by @Firefox

Zero trackers - that's how Tutanota understands your right to privacy! 😍 Check out here why we focus on open source to fight for your privacy: tutanota.com/blog/posts/open-s

Castelvittorio (IM), Liguria, Italy - Porta di Santa Caterina

Siberian forest fires 🔥 are producing massive amounts of that will accelerate ice melting in the Arctic. These fires are a global issue right now.

phys.org/news/2019-07-siberia-

Dear followers at Scholar.social, I'd like to let you all know that I've joined Mastodon.social, where I'm a bit more active. So, if you like, you can follow me @joaopinheiro. Thank you for being here and all the best!

If you are a moderator or an admin (#Pleroma or #Mastodon) don't forget to activate the feature with #Fedilab.

You will be able to manage reports and take actions.

WWII - Nazism fact/question 

Something I had never heard of... The book is "The Choice", by Edith Eger. And, in the end, their blood saved their own murdurers! How could they reconcile the hatred they had for the Jews with the use of their blood to save their lives?

WWII - Nazism fact/question 

Something I had never heard of... The book is "The Choice", by Edith Eger. And, in the end, their blood saved their own murdurers! How could they reconcile the hatred they had for the Jews with the use of their blood to save their lives?

Scaring off people we don't want here 

There's a bunch of new people here recently, so I think I'll say a few things that will scare off many of the sorts of people that we don't want here

It is the official policy of scholar.social that:

🍍 Nazis should have their speech curtailed at every opportunity
🍍 Supporters of Jordan Peterson or Milo Yiannopoulos—leave now
🍍 There is no such thing as "reverse racism"
🍍 Vaccines don't cause autism, and for that matter, autistic people are equally valuable!

Example of Western Media censorship on behalf of Western governments 

Try to find the BBC live interview with Prof. Dr. Nils Melter, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, on the assault on journalism by the US who is trying to make an example of Julian Assange.

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