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Decentralization is the only way to systemically fight social media disinformation

#Russia 's information warfare in the #US didn't stop after Trump was elected. And US social network giants have failed to add
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Twidere malfunctioning - maybe non-coincidentally?


This is a bit annoying, as I haven't been using Twidere for very long, but very quickly have grown to like it, as I have been able to use it for my main Twitter accounts as well as Friendica. It seems to be a great reader.

A couple of days ago, in fact, I think I only noticed it yesterday morning, the main timeline stopped updating on all of my accounts - which seemed extremely strange as they're on different platforms. So, my suspicion was was Twidere, my phone, etc.

If you look at Twidere's latest tweets, it looks like they're shutting the project down - except, that on it's own shouldn't break things, should it? They say things may change with the tie-in to Twitter, but not sure how or why this would affect Statusnet connections.

Would love to know if anyone else uses Twidere and if they've noticed the same issues at all.

Have a look at : https://twitter.com/TwidereProject/status/1197120255069343745

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#Twidere #android #StatusNet Friendica client twidere

@Adam Clark Clear the cache in the Twidere settings (somewhere in storage settings), close the app, open the app.
This bug is so annoying that I stopped using Twidere.

Yeah, that was one of the first things I did. I have resolved the non-Twitter issues with it by re-installing the app (so much fun, of course!), which of course has meant starting from scratch again. At least with the fresh start, I can see that it's Twitter consumer/API key stuff is what's causing the problem there, and all I need to do is setup the devel stuff at Twitter (eye rolls!), heh.



Goodbye, OpenSUSE, hello again Debian


For the past few years, after getting away from Gentoo on nearly all systems in my house, I settled on OpenSUSE on my primary workstation, partially due to my being familiar with it once prior, and also it appeared that the project had continued heading in a pretty good direction.

After not too long, however, and I think it was the upgrade from the first Leap 42.X to the second, things started to break on the desktop, which I was surprised and a little disheartened with. I don't have the time for narrowing down bugs on my desktop that I used to have.

I put up with it for a couple of years, wound up on the 15.X Leap series, wound up using their separate KDE repository, etc, and things never went back to just normal stability, something was always broken, some revisions of this or that were more or less broken than the last.

I gave up last week, after having several stellar years of Debian on laptops (never mind the server reliability), I decided I'd put it back on the desktop as well.

Sure feels a lot snappier than OpenSUSE did, too, but it's early days.

I concur, had a problem with Debian on my RPS, switched to Devuan and problem gone.

You know, I had thought about that not too long ago and completely forgot....

The only problem is, I feel like I *must* continue to get familiar with systemd, much as I dislike it.

I see. You made a good choice with Debian though.



So disappointed with the status quo here in Canada. An in awe with the popular vote. Why do so many Canadians think we're in a 2 party system? Fuuuuuuuuck...

If it's a one turn first-past-the-post system, then it's a two-party system, it's as simple as that.

It doesn't have to be that way, though... I find it difficult to understand that people who lie and have no platform still get either a popular vote or elected.

Because, as I painfully realized earlier in my life, many people enjoy being lied to, even if they know it may not be true, and that running against something or someone can be as or more effective as running for something.

"Luckily" we have more parties here in #Germany and so you have more choices.

It isn't about the absolute number of parties. There are more parties in both Canada and the USA, but for all intents and purposes, only the two largest count because of first-past-the-post elections. Proportional elections and two-turns elections to a lesser extent allow for more "viable" parties.

Okay, I mean the same. :-) Here are not just #SPD and #CDU/#CSU but also #DieLinke and #Gruene and #FDP. Not that most of them are any better than the 2 famous, but they are there in the #bundestag .

We definitely have better parties here. The petro-state is sure doing a great job of keeping everyone dumb here.