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> If his opinion hasn't changed, I wonder if this political/religious stance really affects my decision of browser? I suspect it doesn't. People are allowed to have political opinions.

One of the main reasons I use Brave is because it doesn't do politics. Eich may think whatever the fuck he wants, his team the same. But they seem very focused on building a privacy-respecting browser and standalone Internet services.

The team at Vivaldi definitely has people who disagree with Eich. I like them too, why? Because they keep browser-making and their politics separate, and "politics" in their context mostly translates to user control and privacy, as it does at Brave. Both teams understand that they're there to make a tool, and that's it.

Mozilla is just the reverse: It's about activism first, a browser second. And their "rebellion" is a $400 million Google dollar one.

I know one thing: When I see a privacy-friendly organization saying we need more than deplatforming and to tweak feeds to suit political agendas, I bail.




>One of the main reasons I use Brave is because it doesn't do politics. Eich may think whatever the fuck he wants, his team the same. But they seem very focused on building a privacy-respecting browser and standalone Internet services.

So in your opinion, Mozilla's CEO shouldn't be saying we need to do more than deplatform politicians? I suppose she was unclear in what more that was exactly?

>The team at Vivaldi definitely has people who disagree with Eich. I like them too, why? Because they keep browser-making and their politics separate, and "politics" in their context mostly translates to user control and privacy, as it does at Brave. Both teams understand that they're there to make a tool, and that's it.

Yes, I have vivaldi over on my pinebook pro. I haven't really done much yet with it. excited to check it out.

>Mozilla is just the reverse: It's about activism first, a browser second. And their "rebellion" is a $400 million Google dollar one.

Their budget is what 90% from google? That money has attachments im sure. Hence probably why they have trashed firefox so badly.

>I know one thing: When I see a privacy-friendly organization saying we need more than deplatforming and to tweak feeds to suit political agendas, I bail.

Yes, it's clear firefox deserves their 7% market share and dropping. I wouldn't recommend firefox to anyone.


> So in your opinion, Mozilla's CEO shouldn't be saying we need to do more than deplatform politicians? I suppose she was unclear in what more that was exactly?

Mozilla was actually reasonably clear. Some of it was stuff that might in principle be okay (more transparency on who funds what, which on one hand is good for highlighting certain kinds of corruption but on another can open people up for witch hunts in this fucked up social atmosphere we live in nowadays), but they explicitly praised Facebook altering its feed to prioritize sources Mozilla liked over ones it doesn't - namely the legacy prestige media who are ideological liars the same as anyone else. They might've been less so back in the day, but in the current business model and post TDS, nope.




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