Me trying out Session messenger came to an abrupt end - I'm uninstalling it and recommend that everybody does the same. People pointed out the app's connections to the alt-right scene which I could sadly confirm. So I don't want to contribute to them washing the stains away.
Looks like I will be trying out @session_app. It's a fork of #Signal with many of the same advantages, in particular unproblematic setup. It appears to have made more sensible decisions in some areas however - accounts not bound to phone numbers, random recovery codes etc.
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This German-language video shows Loki Network's main developer (Jeff/majestrate) pitch his baby on 8chan and being celebrated by the alt-right for it (at 27:46). For reference, Loki Network is the foundation of Session and developed by the same startup. media.ccc.de/v/36c3-10639-le…
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Later 8chan was deplatformed and came back on Loki Network. The article calls it "inadvertent help" but it appears to be everything but that. The CEO is cited with the words "some Loki staff may have advised 8kun administrators 'to a limited extent'." abc.net.au/news/science/2019…
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Just a comment on this. 8chan decided on their own to host a Lokinet mirror without any permission. This was against the wishes of Jeff and the Lokinet team. You can look up the chat history on discord to confirm this.
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Replying to @coinhero_1
Of course they did. This always happens with projects that claim to be "apolitical." Guess what - tolerating racists is very much a political move. And racists always appreciate it, right before they push out everyone else.

Jul 10, 2020 · 12:42 PM UTC · Twitter Web App

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