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In Ice Poseidon’s wake

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“I Ice Poseidons kølvand” was originally published November 2 in Weekendavisen. Translation by LULZ / swack. Cloudining from the /r/Bjorn subreddit helped with the cover pic. For six years Bjørn Lisdorf tried to augment his Danish postal service salary by streaming video games on YouTube and Twitch, platforms where viewers…

Sam Hyde’s dead and here’s the documentary — Blacklisted

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You will be forgiven for not knowing about Sam Hyde (✝2011—2018), but you should still watch the documentary youtuber Porsalin just released about the last couple years of his career. Sam is the guy history will record, and not Alex Jones, as proof that censorship just works and is a…

Reddit quarantines 25+ communities, more to come

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“On a platform as open and diverse as Reddit, there will sometimes be communities that, while not prohibited by the Content Policy, average redditors may nevertheless find highly offensive or upsetting,” reads the September 27 announcement by Reddit administrator landoflobsters. In it, he explains that policies on “quarantining” subreddits have…

Linux developers threaten to pull “kill switch”

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Update (September 24): new response from Richard M. Stallman, and Eric S. Raymond (ESR) says the license revocation “threat has teeth.” Linux powers the internet, the Android in your pocket, and perhaps even some of your household appliances. A controversy over politics is now seeing some of its developers threatening…

Tariq Nasheed: hurricane rescue crews conspire to mass murder black people

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Prominent liberal thought leader and filmmaker Tariq Nasheed has a unique take on Hurricane Florence: white rescue crews, triggered by a racist hand signal sent over the TV, are secretly rounding up and killing black people during disasters. Archive: http://archive.is/xmd6z The theory was laid out in a Sep 16 thread…

Reddit crowdfunds AM/WF porno to trigger 4chan — and it’s working

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UPDATE: Interesting new twist to this story, which appears to have backfired on the subreddit. Updates posted in bold text down below. Revenge porn just took on a new meaning. Subreddit /r/aznidentity has successfully crowdfunded and produced a custom Asian Male-White Female (AM/WF) porn shoot to strike back at 4chan…