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Are Bluesky Social’s Good Vibes Doomed?

Johnathan Flowers, an assistant professor of philosophy at California State University Northridge, said he’d like to see Bluesky make a clear statement accepting the consequences of proactively protecting users across marginalized groups and outlining its stance on protecting sex workers and trans people in particular. “I say these two groups specifically because given the increased amount of legislation that aims at both a literal and a social genocide of trans people, it is incumbent upon social media platforms to make clear their positions where transphobic violence is concerned,” Flowers said. “Most social media platforms have statements about racism, sexism, gender-based violence on their platforms…. What I have yet to see is a platform seriously say, ‘Transphobes are not welcome here, and we will take whatever steps are necessary to prevent transphobic violence on our platform.’”

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