had a conversation with old PI today about white supremacist organizing on the internet.
he was genuinely surprised at how much I knew about it, like, "you must be deep into the internet!" and it's like
no, not really?
it's just that once you start noticing it, you kinda don't stop, and you want to do what you can to report it and get it removed
so yeah, that's how I knew about the organizing happening on Twitter and Facebook
ditto doing "fun outreach" stuff aimed at BIPOC students via Facebook and the like.
these people don't HIDE or anything. they're not ashamed, why would they?
the obnoxious ones are smart enough not to list where they work or go to school, so apart from useless Facebook reports, there were no repercussions.
this is the opposite of radical and it falls under the "regular maintenance" heading, but goddam, it is necessary if you want to keep your spaces safe.
it's low-stakes for you! it is not low-stakes for me and other BIPOC.
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