Looks like the community got the admins to respond.
The admins told them to kick rocks
They end up being the other end of extreme. This is why i left reddit.
I get what you’re saying, but in this case the “other end of extreme” would be seeing COVID as a real thing that needs to be put under control. I think it’s more likely a bunch of concerned people who are sick of all the BS.
Likely the same thing would happen here if the disinformation army were to set their sights on Lemmy. We already had some drama around here recently with people arguing about articles (even leading to a user being banned). I don’t think Lemmy is immune, but at least it’s smaller and the mods don’t have advertisers or investors to appease, so it can hopefully be put in check easier.
People have communities and friends on Reddit, for better or worse, and this seems like people trying to exercise whatever agency they think they have in the face of large (and likely well funded) disinformation campaigns. Maybe it’ll bring people into the Fediverse! Hopefully we get the nice people though. :)
To put covid under control you must take power from one bunch of people and give it to the other. No matter what the wrapping of the words and actions is, everyone wants to be the judge of who gets to be the good guys and who gets to lose. But I suppose I cannot stop the process, as discomforting as it is. Lemmy is at an advantage because it’s so small that none cares about its influence on the general population.
In short, I think everyone’s chipping in for “information” and “disinformation” campaigns, as a result of the redistribution of influence.
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