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Hi, I'm Joshua. I'm an #ActuallyAutistic adult (yes, we exist!). I'm a shy, socially anxious introvert. I enjoy video games and spending too much time advocating about climate change, autism acceptance, and child sexual abuse prevention.
The original flawed premise of EARN IT was that services had to earn section 230 immunity. New amendments take the "earn" out and simply gut key protections for online speech and security. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/07/new-earn-it-bill-still-threatens-encryption-and-free-speech
EARN IT? More like BURN IT. 🔥🔥🔥 https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/07/new-earn-it-bill-still-threatens-encryption-and-free-speech
Content moderation is broken, and we need your feedback to fix it. https://santaclaraprinciples.org/cfp/
A few large companies control Americans' access to the Internet. That needs to change. https://act.eff.org/action/tell-congress-to-vote-yes-on-giving-us-all-access-to-affordable-high-speed-internet
[2019-08-22] "My dream job": https://joshuacasey.net/posts/2019/Aug/my-dream-job/
[2019-08-20] "Podcasts I listen to and recommend": https://joshuacasey.net/posts/2019/Aug/podcasts-i-listen-to-and-recommend/
[2019-08-11] "Why did I start blogging": https://joshuacasey.net/posts/2019/Aug/why-did-i-start-blogging/
[2019-04-25] "How to protect yourself online": https://joshuacasey.net/posts/2019/Apr/how-to-protect-yourself-online/
[2019-02-05] "Things I can't live without": https://joshuacasey.net/posts/2019/Feb/things-i-cant-live-without
[2018-12-31] "State of the Apps 2018": https://joshuacasey.net/posts/2018/Dec/state-of-the-apps-2018
Previous blog posts on my personal website:
[2018-12-14] "Why is making friends so hard": https://joshuacasey.net/posts/2018/Dec/why-is-making-friends-so-hard
EFF has pushed for online rights for nearly 30 years, and we couldn't have done it without the help from people like you! Your annual support ensures we can continue our fight. https://supporters.eff.org/donate/fight-surveillance-and-protect-free-speech--s
The EARN IT Act will create an unelected government commission in a position to set rules for online speech and privacy. Help us stop it. https://act.eff.org/action/stop-the-earn-it-bill-before-it-breaks-encryption
@email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org I don’t “have autism”. I’m autistic.
Antis shouldn't become therapists, they're dangerous for the patients.
I remember a few years ago some antis getting up in arms about someone "supporting pedophiles".
It was actually a therapist expressing her empathy toward a pedophile who suffered from their attraction
In 2019, our analysts assessed more reports than ever before. But only half contained imagery we could action. False reports waste charity resources and can distress our analysts. https://bit.ly/2FvJkvi
I'm reading an academic textbook on treatment of paraphilias (just your normal weekend read) and this bit on what constitutes a paraphilic disorder, in this example ped/oph/ilia, blew my mind. So here it is, straight from the mouth of actual psychiatrists:
Your regular reminder that about 90% of child sexual abuse is perpetrated by someone close to the child, who has no criminal record, often in their own home. Focusing on online stranger abuse is ignoring 90% of the problem!
We need your help to keep private messaging secure. Take action now to oppose the EARN IT Act. https://act.eff.org/action/stop-the-earn-it-bill-before-it-breaks-encryption
NNIA stands for Non Normative Identities Alliance, a group for marginalized and stigmatized demographics. The purpose of the movement is promotion of health and support for these people, public awareness in absence of shame and thought policing.