Yeah, the internet is for porn. But we're not on the internet, by and large. We're on a dozen websites. Two are basically tv stations, one's a shopping mall, a half-dozen mostly quote each other, and three let us pay each other for it.
Or to look at it another way, Alex Jones. I'll be the first to admit he's a fucking asshole, but it's disturbing as shit to see him wiped out of virtual existence because five people said so.
First they came for the assholes, and I said nothing, because I was not an asshole.
Four banks, two credit card companies, and one online payment processor. That's seven people deciding if you can make money doing what you do or not.
why champion a law when you can make someone persona non grata to a bank?
Why lock em up when you can starve 'em?
And there's no ideology driving this other than inconvenience. They're going after gun sellers and sex workers now. You have nothing to lose. Unless someone decides that what you do is unpopular enough to get some active shunning involved.
And this is has been coming for a while now.
The app is the first new media type to NOT have been spearheaded by pornography.
Everything from the woodcut to the streaming video? Porn, porn, porn.
The app? Sorry, cover that shit up!
Competition? What competition? There's only two app stores.
Hell, the only healthy competition going on now is streaming services, and they've expanded and exclusivised so much it's driving people right back to piracy.
We're fucked. But we won't be able to show it.