Just Thinking Out Loud

WARNING: Politics Ahead.

So Wednesday President Trump held a press conference where he announced that he is starting a class action lawsuit against Big Tech for freedom of speech violations. If you haven’t seen the full video of the press conference and you’re interested I suggest you watch it. The media is putting out bits and pieces. The full video is necessary to see who is involved and what they are saying.

This got me thinking, like I do. I often take issues I see and apply them to the things in my life. I do it with a lot of things as a way to make sense of a situation or a point. So I was wondering if maybe some of the people, designers and users, who were banned or left Ravelry when they censored conservatives/Trump supporters will join in on that lawsuit naming Ravelry as a defendant. By my way of thinking Ravelry is the Big Tech of the fiber world.

Maybe no one else thinks the way I do. Maybe Ravelry is a tiny fish in a very big pond. Maybe it is just a coincidence that they were one of the first places conservatives/Trump supporters were banned. Maybe there was a concerted effort to silence people in every public (internet) town square. Maybe people were socially distanced online before they were socially distanced in person. It does give one a lot to wonder about.


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8 Responses to Just Thinking Out Loud

  1. kathyreeves says:

    That is an interesting idea. Did you see the vaccine research that just came out of Spain? DH told me but I haven’t read it yet. Sounds very creepy.

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    • I’ve been reading and hearing a lot of things I’d classify as creepy. Are you talking about the graphene oxide? I’ve read that and that surely fits the creepy category. It isn’t a new substance and has been used before. I’m wondering what the big plan is.
      I sort of wonder if Ravelry wasn’t the small Petri dish for experimenting before moving on to the big platforms. Around the same time there was a push about the inequity of the people of color in the craft world. Funny that the tiny world of Ravelry would experience these two watershed cultural events before the rest of the country.

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  2. I have to go research graphemes oxide now. I left Ravelry because of the censorship – I honestly don’t care what people wear or what they knit, but when a pattern for a “F**k Trump” hat is okay but a MAGA pattern is banned, there’s a problem there.

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  3. chrisknits says:

    As one of the originals banned back during the Obama years, I have no taste for Ravelry. I acknowledge their right to determine their policies, but then that would be the same as a baker determining their policies. So which is it, those on the left? Right to exclude or not?

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  4. ReginaMary says:

    That is an interesting thought. That would be interesting development. It was painful to watch the whole climate on Ravelry devolve. What bothered me most about it is how they discounted the very people who helped make the site so successful. They did not get to their level of popularity on their own; it took users, subscribers and designers.

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