Andrey (azangru) wrote,

Some shots fired yesterday and today:

First, Bret Weinstein's Facebook account was disabled. This is what the message one receives when this happens looks like:

Facebook later admitted that it was a mistake and reinstated his account; but what enrages me about the incident is the communication. "We have already reviewed this decision and it cannot be reversed", they say. And then, within the next 24 hours, they go ahead and reverse it. Which means that the "cannot be reversed" part is a lie. And probably the "we have already reviewed this decision" is a lie either; or the "review" is so perfunctory that it just as well could have been. And there is no recourse. Nothing other that being moderately famous (with an audience of about half a million) on another platform. Not that I care much about Facebook, but this is revolting. I fucking hate lies.

The second is that Github pulled down the repository for youtube-dl, because of a DMCA request. Now this, in contrast to Facebook, is something I do care about, and it makes me sad.

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