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One of the symptoms of depression is not being able to tell the big problems from the little problems.

wilwheaton.net/2018/08/the-wor

Wanna do some good? Form a brigade and go after Alex Jones or Mike Cernovich or Richard Spencer. Punch a nazi. They're not hard to find.

Wilw didn't deserve this. No matter how you feel about him, this was unfair. And we should learn from it because it will happen again.

We have to be able to tell the big problems from the little problems.

@fraying I feel like I need an explainer on this whole thing. Like, what the hell happened?

@buzz @fraying Short version: He was a target of Gamergate and getting abused constantly on Twitter. He used a block lost someone else out together to curb the abuse.
That list also included some transfolk.
Now some vocal folks think he is anti-trans (though I've never seen anything like that from him). He left Twitter to come here. The We Hate Wil Brigade followed him and harassed him off the platform entirely.

@peroty @buzz @fraying

I would bet money that the "WilW is anti-trans" belief was started by gamergate and/or alt-right trolls.

He was a major target of gamergate and the alt-right, and spreading "so-and-so is anti-lgbtq" lies is a very common tactic for those idiots.

...and people always fall for it.

@fraying I'm still not sure what he /did/...

He used a ban list that included many trans women on it?

Is that his bad action?

@fraying Once the tech media gets a hold of this willw story mastadon will never make it to the masses, a few epople just ruined the very reason why the majority want federated, non closed platforms. Instead of having a discussion around the topic we did what any dictator would do and removed the voice of the accused. I dont see why i would convince anyone to move to mastadon over twitter if this is where the mastadon community is headed.

@fraying I shake my head at people sometimes. Goodness me.

@fraying Anyone advocating violence as a solution is at best naive, at worst an enabler.

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