They actually think it works

Of course, similar thinkers used to believe that sanctioning Russia would work too:

“Deplatforming works,” boasted former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao, who became notorious among Reddit users for her pro-censorship policies during her brief tenure as head of the company, in a tweet posted this week.

Pao made the tweet in response to a study that showed the decline in attention for a group of right-wing commentators in the wake of their bans from YouTube.

“Deplatforming hate works,” said Pao. “It worked on reddit in 2015, and now it’s working on YouTube.”

It’s true that deplatforming people from YouTube, and to a lesser extent, Twitter, has reduced the size of their audiences.

Of course, this also demonstrates the truth inherent in the Nietschean concept “that which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. Every deplatformed individual or organization that hasn’t simply given up and gone away has become more independent and less reliant on elements under SJW control. While it’s a short-term blow, in the long term, the effect is decidedly positive.

For example, Castalia was susceptible to Amazon’s interference a few years ago. By the time it was briefly deplatformed there, it wasn’t a major concern. Now, we would barely notice. YouTube is close to irrelevant to the Unauthorized creators already, and by the end of the summer, will be completely irrelevant as the apps and livestreaming functionality come on line.
And it’s already too late for SJWs to make effective use of payment deplatforming, as Alipay is already active in Europe now and is more than happy to take advantage of the competitive opportunities that Silicon Valley’s determination to shed itself of at least one-third of its potential customers have presented it.


Mailvox: It’s ALWAYS about the Boomer

Boomers really have an incredible inability to not try to make everything – literally everything – about themselves:

How many “conservative” individuals and outlets that have complained about the entertainment industry have so much as mentioned Arktoons?

Perhaps grandparents have looked in people associated with arktoons and the whole “day of the pillow’ bothers them. Could be why some of them are not looking to arktoons as an option. I mean really, when both options want you to die…..

It could be, but it obviously isn’t. That explanation is both self-serving and utterly implausible, considering that every single alternative site and system suffers from the same lack of conservative interest in utilizing alternatives to the Big Tech sites they are constantly crying about.

But it is a fascinating example of the Boomer’s well-honed ability to find any possible angle to insert his g-g-generation into the c-c-conversation.

And to the contrary, I expect that Day of the Pillow is not only going to be the most popular comic on Arktoons, but the first one to break out into mainstream social media and a primary driver of subscription growth.


Sliding toward irrelevance

I’d take this with a grain of salt or two, but the poor metrics are legitimate and President Trump has no one to blame but himself for them.

Online talk about him has plunged to a five-year low. He’s banned or ignored on pretty much every major social media venue. In the last week, Trump’s website — including his new blog, fundraising page and online storefront ­— attracted fewer estimated visitors than the pet-adoption service Petfinder and the recipe site Delish.

Trump is still by far the Republican Party’s biggest star, and conservative lawmakers and provocateurs are now loudly sparring over the importance of loyalty to him ahead of the 2022 midterm elections or a potential second Trump presidential run. Many of the party’s potential 2024 candidates say they will not run if he does, and many of the party’s luminaries have traveled to Florida to meet with him.

But Trump’s continued influence isn’t translating into a bigger online audience, according to a Washington Post review of data from four online-analytics firms. Social engagement around Trump — a measure of likes, reactions, comments or shares on content about him across Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Pinterest — has nosedived 95 percent since January, to its lowest level since 2016.

I still don’t understand why President Trump didn’t, at the very least, join Gab and aggressively support alternative social media. But then, I don’t understand why every single conservative in the media would rather whine and cry incessantly about Wikipedia instead of utilizing Infogalactic.

I suspect the two are related, and have something to do with the endless search for approval on the part of those who are drawn to politics and media. But what it is exactly, I am very unqualified to say. 


Get Brave

If you aren’t already using it as your main browser, you’d better at least get accustomed to it given Big Tech’s assault on internet freedom:

Brave, one of the most secure and fastest browsers, has now taken crucial steps in extending its support to a decentralized web. Brave is now going to offer native integration with a peer-to-peer networking protocol and is the first mainstream browser to do.

The browser makes use of the IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) technology to improve upon the existing HTTP protocol, while also increasing the speed of accessing content. Generally speaking, HTTP obtains information from a central server. But IPFS, however, obtains information from a network of distributed nodes.

Simply put, using IPFS is more or less like downloading from BitTorrent instead of downloading from a central server. So each time you access a website from Brave browser, the website content is obtained from various distributed nodes.

IPFS not only helps lower server costs for website owners and content publishers but also helps make web content more immune to censorship, promoting internet freedom.

Brave has already been offering early support of IPFS since 2018; but with the latest 1.19 version, users can now use IPFS directly. URLs must either be started with ipfs:// instead of http:// or a “full IPFS node in one click” must be installed.


You are part of the problem

Larry Correia admits, on Facebook, that he is part of the problem:

Most of us who stay here do it because this is where we built an audience/community before the bait and switch. We feel stuck, and thus, we are part of the problem. I personally, am part of the problem. I stay here making content they profit off of, because this is where I’ve got the audience. I’ve been trying to move my audience elsewhere… only to discover that the company that runs my blog server and the company that processes my mailing list are willing to engage in the exact same behavior.

The Monster Hunter is right. And the only solution is to bite the bullet and take decisive action. Reject Satan in ALL his pomps. There is no better time to rip off the bandage. Because it’s not going to get any easier as time goes on. 

We have all been part of the problem. That’s exactly why I left Mailchimp last week.


UATV update

ATTN UNAUTHORIZED SUBSCRIBERS

UATV will be down for updating to front end 1.1 starting at 7:15 PM EST. 10 minutes of darkness, which should not be confused with The Storm. If you joined UATV in the last two days, you should be receiving your access details and your SG invite in the next two hours.

SocialGalactic, of course, is running strong. Comms good.

UPDATE: The update is complete. Emails going out now.

UPDATE: Mods, the shills are going crazy. Don’t hesitate to spam them.

UPDATE by Markku: There are some signs of things moving very fast and I believe there is a real chance of the internet really going down soon. We have discussed how this would most likely be done with the Ilk techies already, and it would be incredibly risky for them to try doing it at the IP level. There are so many critical services depending on IP.

What is much more likely is poisoning the world’s DNS servers by Google, after which all the sites are still there, but you can’t see them, except ones that are specifically allowed by Google. The nice thing about this is that you can work around it, if you act before it happens. You need to store the necessary information locally, where Google can’t get at it.

There is just one step that you need to do right now, before the internet goes down. How to do it depends on your operating system.

If you are on Windows and you have never edited the file c:windowssystem32driversetchosts , things are easy. If you HAVE edited it, you will know you have, because this is advanced use of Windows.

You will need administrator rights to edit this folder in the file exporer. First, rename the old file called hosts, to hosts_backup. Then, put the file you download from the following link, as the new c:windowssystem32driversetchosts : http://205.251.111.249/win/hosts

Note that some browsers may complain that the file is not “commonly downloaded and may be dangerous”. On Chrome, click the up arrow in the complaint, and then “keep”.

After that, you will be able to open the URL http://emergency.voxday and you will find further instructions there, in case you find that all other lines of communication have disappeared. Most importantly, there will be a new hosts file behind that link, that will then contain many more entries in it. For any site that has an entry, it will override what the system gets from the poisoned DNS entry. That will allow us to bring all our major services back. Also, if at any time in the future they pull this same trick, this will always be our response. So, you will probably want to keep the addition there. As long as it’s only that one additional line, it will not interfere with your normal internet usage. It will simply allow that URL to always be opened.

Currently there aren’t any instructions in the link. But if internet goes down, they will appear.

If you have edited the hosts file previously in Windows, or if you are a Linux or Mac user, then add the following line to the end of your existing file. Which on Linux and Mac is /etc/hosts . You will need root rights to modify the file. In most cases you gain them by adding “sudo” in front of the command. So, let’s say your editor is nano. You’d write “sudo nano /etc/hosts”.

205.251.111.249 emergency.voxday

UPDATE: UATV mobile mode is now operative. Check it out!


Boo-freaking-hoo

If you’re getting deplatformed from Facebook or Twitter or YouTube at this point, don’t expect anyone to give even a fragment of a damn about your totally unexpected sob story that never ever happened to anyone before.

FACEBOOK has removed the #WalkAway Campaign and has BANNED ME and EVERY MEMBER of my team!!! Over half a million people in #WalkAway with hundreds of thousands of testimonial videos and stories is GONE. Facebook has banned everything related to #WalkAway.

It doesn’t matter how many times you warn people. As long as it happens to someone else, it’s no big deal. As soon as it happens to them, they’re screaming for help from the very politicians who haven’t done one single damn thing to rein in the converged tech companies in a decade. This appeal for help is so tone-deaf, it’s downright hilarious.

 I’m asking for help PLEASE from @tedcruz, @SenTedCruz, @MarshaBlackburn, @MarshaSays, @SenTomCotton, @TomCottonAR, @HawleyMO, @SenHawleyPress, @seanhannity, TuckerCarlson, @PeteHegseth, @JudgeJeanine, @newsmax, @OANN, @ChanelRion, @JackPosobiec, @realDonaldTrump, @DonaldJTrumpJr, @RealJamesWoods

Yeah, I’m sure President Trump will get right on it. He doesn’t have anything better to do, after all. The answer is the same as it was five years ago. Build your own platforms. Support your own platforms. Stop supporting the enemy. And if you’ve got 500k people with you, then what are you doing asking anyone else for help?

Speaking of platforms, UATV will be improving its interface in the next two weeks or so. This is mostly an overdue back-end performance upgrade with some cosmetic improvements on the front end, so no new features yet, but I think viewers are really going to like it.

UPDATE: Speaking of deplatforming, Gen. Flynn, Sidney Powell, and CodeMonkeyZ were all just kicked off Twitter.

UPDATE: President Donald Trump was just kicked off Twitter. RED1 confirmed.


Stranger things have happened

A conversation on SocialGalactic:

SG1: Found one of my chickens dead in the coop this morning. They were good when I locked em up last night. No blood/signs of struggle. No idea what happened. Not a ventilation issue. Maybe she fell and broke her neck? Any ideas appreciated

SG2: Did any of your chickens have information that could lead to the arrest of Hilary Clinton?


St. Efan banned from Twitter

Unfortunately, this is what happens when you make it clear that you are not a hard out:

Stefan Molyneux has had his Twitter account suspended, just a week after he was banned from YouTube. His removal from the platform comes amid a growing debate over free speech on social media.

The ban came without warning, Molyneux claimed during a livestream in which he discussed the development. “It’s nice to see that Twitter is talking to tech journalists before they would talk to me,” he said. The popular right-wing pundit and intellectual suggested that he was removed from the platform after promoting a new essay that outlines his values and beliefs. “It’s not hard to understand why powerful people might not want you to read what I wrote below,” reads a note at the top of the essay, in which he announced his removal from Twitter.

Molyneux argued that the campaign to deplatform conservative voices has started to “energize” conservatives and that his ban demonstrates “who has the power and who doesn’t have the power.”

Twitter appears to dispute the notion that he was removed for ideological reasons. In a statement provided to CNN, the company said that Molyneux “was suspended for spam and platform manipulation, specifically operating fake accounts.”

Liberal journalists applauded Molyneux’s ban. Jared Holt, a reporter for Right Wing Watch, said the move was “overdue” and expressed curiosity about what finally motivated Twitter to pull the plug on his account.

As someone who was banned from Twitter long ago, and who voluntarily left Facebook, I don’t see any significant harm here. And it’s good for people to see even moderates are too extreme for the SJW-converged corporations. But it also underlines the fact that building one’s own platforms is the only way to proceed, as everyone who has tried to pass as innocuous has been banned anyway.

Mike Cernovich’s comment was both apt and amusing:

The Venn diagram of people who just signed that Against Cancel Culture letter and those who will mention Stefan Molyneux being banned will be two wholly non-intersecting circles.


Crypto.Fashion deplatformed

They were kicked off Shopify today. Watch this space for their inevitable revival with their own independent platform.

And if your business is still dependent upon a one-stop shop, it’s time to exit the platform and build your own. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, the crocodile is coming for you.