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https://archive.ph/aIUSE

(The .net link was working fine for several weeks until yesterday.)

503 Yet Again

Hello,

Zayo, our ISP, has suddenly discontinued service.

This is because Blake Willis, a 20 year senior network engineer in the company's Paris HQ, is friends with Liz Fong-Jones - a former Google employee associated with Trans LifeLine charity directors who were removed for inurement, and who was also recently accused of sexual assault.

I have appealed this decision but absolutely nothing will happen until Monday.

If you use Zayo, I ask that you express your concerns with your account manager. This decision was made after a year of trying to get my service established, after 12 hours of hosting with them, without specific violation of their AUP, without talking to me, and without any accomodation of my move to another ISP.

Zayo, being a major Internet service provider, unilaterally severing service because of content moderation policies is a dramatic and dangerous precedent - the latest in a series of dangerous precedents being set by big companies - in an attempt to destroy our community and the information on our website, and at the expense of freedom of information and freedom of expression.

My options at this datacenter are Cogent and HE. They are very large companies and I'm sure they have their own Blake Willis and mentally ill people trying to censor the Internet. So, I am not confident in simply moving over to them.

There are many options available, but I wanted to keep my US legal company and US legal website on the public Internet in the United States, where it belongs.

If you are involved in the industry and want to reach out, please do so. The enemies of free expression are tightly knit, working together, and openly flaunting their nepotism on social media. People wanting the Internet to stay an open platform must work together.

See you soon, Josh <jcmoon@pm.me> https://t.me/s/kiwifarms/

P.S., in Blake's internal emails, he threatens "Several of my industry colleagues have escalated this to me tonight, as I pack my suitcase to fly to Belgrade early tomorrow morning for next week's RIPE meeting, where this issue will certainly come up..."

So, if you happen to be in Belgrade this week for RIPE85, Blake will be there fielding questions on behalf of Zayo. It may be a good time to social network for freer networks.

https://archive.ph/aIUSE (The .net link was working fine for several weeks until yesterday.) > **503 Yet Again** >Hello, >Zayo, our ISP, has suddenly discontinued service. >This is because Blake Willis, a 20 year senior network engineer in the company's Paris HQ, is friends with Liz Fong-Jones - a former Google employee associated with Trans LifeLine charity directors who were removed for inurement, and who was also recently accused of sexual assault. >I have appealed this decision but absolutely nothing will happen until Monday. >If you use Zayo, I ask that you express your concerns with your account manager. This decision was made after a year of trying to get my service established, after 12 hours of hosting with them, without specific violation of their AUP, without talking to me, and without any accomodation of my move to another ISP. >Zayo, being a major Internet service provider, unilaterally severing service because of content moderation policies is a dramatic and dangerous precedent - the latest in a series of dangerous precedents being set by big companies - in an attempt to destroy our community and the information on our website, and at the expense of freedom of information and freedom of expression. >My options at this datacenter are Cogent and HE. They are very large companies and I'm sure they have their own Blake Willis and mentally ill people trying to censor the Internet. So, I am not confident in simply moving over to them. >There are many options available, but I wanted to keep my US legal company and US legal website on the public Internet in the United States, where it belongs. >If you are involved in the industry and want to reach out, please do so. The enemies of free expression are tightly knit, working together, and openly flaunting their nepotism on social media. People wanting the Internet to stay an open platform must work together. >See you soon, >Josh ><jcmoon@pm.me> >https://t.me/s/kiwifarms/ >P.S., in Blake's internal emails, he threatens "Several of my industry colleagues have escalated this to me tonight, as I pack my suitcase to fly to Belgrade early tomorrow morning for next week's RIPE meeting, where this issue will certainly come up..." >So, if you happen to be in Belgrade this week for RIPE85, Blake will be there fielding questions on behalf of Zayo. It may be a good time to social network for freer networks.

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I feel so bad for this dude. It's literally him versus the establishment in this case. He's like an actual rebel instead of the green-haired thems backed by corporations.

It make me wish I had learned something about hosting...it's crazy I mean he is not exactly the most respectable dude but this whole fiasco has me respecting him quite a bit. Has some views I do not agree with but he is absolutely dedicated to maintaining free speech and a free internet. If I had a bitcoin wallet I would donate a couple bucks to his expenses but I do not want to get into all that...

I listened to a few of this dude's podcasts when I was bored the other day. He's the weirdest fucking person I swear. I hate like 70% of his opinions (who tf is unironically racist in 2022, that's cringe af bro) but then he's totally rational on TIMs, child transition, women's spaces, etc.
I just expected your generic right winger takes (think Matt Walsh types) but it's not that.

Yeah it is such a weird mix of shitty beliefs and based ones.... broken clock right twice a day I guess?

He literally could just self-host it on a box in his house but I don't know how much that would cost or if he'd need to have a special internet connection, etc. I know the broadband companies used to forbid running your own server on their services but I don't know if that's still true.

[–] gentoo 13 points Edited

It's a lot more complicated than that, unfortunately. Networking isn't my area of expertise, so I apologize if I gloss over some of the details here.

Let's say you have the fruit farms on a box in your house. To connect to the internet, you'll need an IP address. IP addresses are allocated by one of five organizations around the world. So far, the one that provides KF with its IP address - APNIC - has made no moves to terminate service, despite pressure to do so.

Now that you're connected to the internet, other people need to find your website. To do that, you'll need a domain name, which means you are beholden to one of the many domain name registrar corporations. KF temporarily lost their .net domain when Cloudflare booted them, and they've also had their .top and .is domains confiscated due to TRA pressure.

A website the size of KF likely can't survive off a box in your house, too. It hosts a lot of multimedia content and it's constantly being targeted by large-scale DDoS attacks, so it needs a ton of bandwidth. KF has gone through a number of hosts who either buckled to TRA pressure or simply couldn't handle the constant DDoS. Off the top of my head, I can think of DDoS-Guard and Diamwall. I'm not sure what services Zayo was providing, but I believe they were another host.

I know right! This dude is fighting corporate interests while well connected rich dudes like Keffals and his orbiters pretend to be oppressed anti-capitalists

"Trans LifeLine charity directors who were removed for inurement, and who was also recently accused of sexual assault."

I know who he's talking about, Kjel "Greta" Martela and Niraj "Nina" Chaubal, two mentally ill TIMs who stole over $200,000 from TLL, but I hadn't heard about any sexual assault allegations. Does anyone have any info on that? I'd love to hear the details so I can continue to add it to my "this never happens" list.

I think the "who was" part of the sentence being singular means he's still talking about Fong-Jones there, it's just really clunky grammar. Can't verify that because I don't keep up with the Liz Fong-Jones drama, so he might be talking about the TLL dudes.

What's amazing about all of this, at least to me, is if you take a big step back and look at the larger picture, this is all men. Some of them are wearing dresses and wigs, but all of it is just men. Trans Life Line, Kiwi Farms, Keffals...men. Not a woman in sight. All of it is just weird, fermented male nerd drama.

Yup, there was talk of Liz Fong Jones, in his owns words, having a "consent accident" in his thread, shortly before the farms went down. Loathsome beast.

I do also want to point out that there are a significant amount of women on the farms, making up about 50% ish of the userbase.

KF got an influx of female users after r/gendercritical and other feminist spaces got purged from reddit

That is true, I have seen more women there! I guess I was thinking about Josh specifically. It's men mired in drama with each other about other men, and then women get the backlash of it all.

Part of this is Moon's own fault for not culling the doxing info from all the thread OP's. Though I suspect that wouldn't have helped considering that this whole thing is happening because TIMs like Keffals and Fong-Jones don't want their predatory histories to be easy to find

Is "doxing" illegal? Like, it's not very nice, but afaik there are lots of websites that have that information out there. If you google a person's name and city often you can find their address, phone number, etc from public records.

I don't know if its actually illegal. But its a justification that can be used to pressure outlets to drop the site

Doxxing is not illegal I first found out about it when I was doing research on the possibility of someone having hacked and possibly doxxed me with any info obtained by hacking... I was told doxxing is not illegal although hacking is and " cyber bullying " and harassing people can also be depending on the case...

I know saying racist stuff online can get people arrested in my country at least if the person does it in a place like Facebook at least where their real identity is available for the authorities...

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