newsie.social is a Mastodon instance. Although we have had positive interactions with some of its users, the admin (@jeff) apparently needed some education about the problem with "free speech" in fedi moderation. The problematic account has apparently been removed as of 2023-01-21 afternoon.
2023-01-20 13:47 mspsocial.net/@mspsocialusers said:
Limiting newsie.social for not taking action on a transphobic user, and will move to suspension if their inaction persists.
What is it about "journalism" instances that make them incapable of enforcing their own rules against transphobia?
2023-01-20 17:01 newsie.social/@jeff (moderator) said:
Because limiting speech you don't like or disagree with is limiting legitimate public discourse. If it's respectful and in good faith.
There were many good replies to Jeff's comment.