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Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms block accounts without providing any reasons on a regular basis. Sometimes the accounts are gone entirely, sometimes they get shadow bans (restricted visibility) or geoblocks.

I've collected a list of blocks of (mostly eco or leftwing activist) accounts and will post them in this thread. The sources will be in German or English, feel free to ask for translation.

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autofreiberlin was (is?) hidden on Twitter in October 2019 mastodon.social/@aktion_autofr

Blocking on large internet platforms 3/12 

The entire instance todon.nl was blocked on Facebook (no todon links could be posted at Facebook at all) todon.nl/@systembruch/10368803

Blocking on large internet platforms 4/12 

antifainfo account was geoblocked in Germany without notice on Feb 25 mastodon.bida.im/@ea_hh/103718

Blocking on large internet platforms 7/12 

Twitter geoblocked action clips of @besetzen (besetzen means squatting) mastodon.social/@besetzen/1039

Blocking on large internet platforms 8/12 

joinmastodon.com links were partly blocked on Twitter in March mastodon.social/@sasha_sorokin

Blocking on large internet platforms 9/12 

Hedonistische Internationale was blocked on Twitter, no reactions to requests until press inquiry netzpolitik.org/2020/twitters-

Blocking on large internet platforms 10/12 

Extinction Rebellion Cambridge was silenced on Facebook. sunbeam.city/@puffinus_puffinu

Extinction Rebellion Team K was shadowbanned on Twitter twitter.com/x_rtk/status/11840

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These are different kinds of blocks that likely have different reasons. What they all have in common is that the operators of the accounts or websites have zero power over this. They complained and were ignored. They couldn't just move their Twitteraccount to Twitter2, because there's no such thing. On Twitter or Facebook, you are at their mercy. They don't have proper moderation and overblocking is a common occurance.

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This is why I think federal networks are a good thing. Your instance sucks, has bad moderation, doesn't like you? You can move to another. They don't have the power of the lock-in effect. On Mastodon, you can even take your followers! Also, due to the nature of many smaller instances instead of one big fat platform, the contact to support/administration is usually better as it's usually real persons instead of autofilters and chatbots.

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Rojava related accounts blocked too on twitter, internationalist commune and @riseup4rojava got blocked on Twitter

sunbeam.city/@ijyx/10425668878

Blocking on large internet platforms 14/12 

Dragibleibt shadowbanned on twitter

mastodon.social/@besetzen/1044

Blocking on large internet platforms 13/12 

@tofuwabohu

Twitter shadowbanned #dannibleibt and #waldstattasphalt - especially those containging video material.

chaos.social/@fff/105277040429

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