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Nextdoor is a smartphone app in which neighbors can exchange hyper-localized messages such as: “My grey cat is missing,” “There’s a 6′-2″ 30-ish black man in a red hoodie prowling down Elm Street, checking parked cars to see if they are unlocked,” and, of course, “You are a racist if you don’t have Black Lives Matter sign on your lawn.”

A press release from the Nextdoor company announces that the app will now advise you to censor your politically incorrect text strings before you post them:

Nextdoor launches anti-racism notification to prevent discriminatory language
April 19, 2021

Written by Team Nextdoor

The notification detects potentially racist content and prompts neighbors to reconsider and edit before posting.

… today we are rolling out the anti-racism notification to prevent language that could be offensive or hurtful to people of all backgrounds. Healthy and productive conversations are key to helping neighbors create stronger, kinder neighborhoods.

The new anti-racism notification detects certain phrases such as “All Lives Matter” or “Blue Lives Matter,” and prompts the author to consider editing their post or comment before it goes live. The anti-racism notification does not prevent a neighbor from publishing, but aims to make people aware of language that may violate our policy against discrimination and the harm that can be caused by the use of these phrases. As a reminder, All Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter content is explicitly prohibited on Nextdoor when used to undermine racial equality or the Black Lives Matter movement. Support for White Lives Matter is prohibited on Nextdoor, as it is most commonly associated with white supremacist groups.

What about “Neighbor Lives Matter?” That sounds anodyne, right? But what about FDR’s redlining causing neighbors to be less than racially random? Shouldn’t, for safety and productive conversations, reduce the app to having just have a single button that blasts out “Black Lives Matter” over and over?

Can we have a ruling on “It’s Okay To Be White?”

Nah, forget I ever mentioned it.

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  1. Junkie Felon Lives Matter.

  2. Wilkey says:

    The new anti-racism notification detects certain phrases such as “All Lives Matter” or “Blue Lives Matter,” and prompts the author to consider editing their post or comment before it goes live. The anti-racism notification does not prevent a neighbor from publishing, but aims to make people aware of language that may violate our policy…

    This actually may be clever in an evil way. If they simply said they would ban or censor you then people would say “F— you” and not sign up for the app. But since they’re saying that you CAN post it (for now) they may get people to sign up just for the thrill of posting “All Lives Matter.” Then some of them may actually decide to stick around and use the app.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    , @RonaldB
  3. gent says:

    >As a reminder, All Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter content is explicitly prohibited on Nextdoor when used to undermine racial equality or the Black Lives Matter movement. Support for White Lives Matter is prohibited on Nextdoor, as it is most commonly associated with white supremacist groups.
    Jesus fuck.

  4. Whiskey says: • Website

    Nice White ladies are …

    Aw the heck with it. Pretty much nearly all White women are the eternal and natural enemy of White men. Period. And of course White WOMEN will always side with the black conqueror. THEY don’t suffer comeback much. They can always be wives, girlfriends, servants etc. of the new rapper/warlord of their block.

    White dudes, not so much.

    Anyway, clarifying.

  5. The people want this

    The only ones against it are bitter white males

    The winds are turning and they are breaking for justice, can you small the changes in the air?

    I have had many young white women tell me they will not date men who do not support Black Lives Matter

    • Replies: @Rouetheday
  6. The ChiComs have taken over our nation so well we’re jumping like East Germans at the Stasi.

    About the only bright side: we might get more Katarina Witts.

  7. Clyde says:

    Every month or two I get a USPS letter asking me to join “Next Door”. Looks like these dupes are out.

  8. J.Ross says:

    The explicit reason this app exists and the only reason anyone got it is to warn you of imminent local black crime.

  9. Team Nextdoor = Text, or a demon? A demon extort!

    Can we have a ruling on It’s Okay To Be White?

    I prefer red and white. As in this Friday.

  10. Festivities commencing in Minneapolis?

    Looks that way.

  11. So the establishment is telling White people that can’t be for supporting everyone because that would include White people.

    Me thinks the establishment sometimes forgets that White people do exist as a group and have a huge cadre of intelligent individuals that are only “playing nice” for the sake of society. Probably not such a great idea for that same society to turn against them.

    • Replies: @Joseph Doaks
  12. Altai says:

    There was an episode of the Simpsons where Lisa comes up with an ‘app’ idea that warns the user of the potential consequences of their social media posts in order to censor them.

  13. Bill P says:

    Ah, well it’s about time they were explicit about it. This stuff needs to be sorted out so that people can choose which platforms to avoid.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  14. The app is a spinoff of the website. I used to contribute to my neighborhood website. You should have seen the elaborate ways people had of skirting the truth. Nah, scratch that. They’d put everything in the description except race. You had to guess that. But you could, and people did.

  15. Mike Tre says:

    Nextdoor doesn’t matter.

  16. AndrewR says:
    @Bill P

    There’s no escape. I’m no tech expert but it seems the only hope now is that Russia will allow hosting of dissident sites, apps and payment processors. Or maybe crypto is the future. But anyone under ZOG rule will be forced to censor pro-white content. While our elites’ rule may seem fragile, I think they’re doing a pretty good job of maintaining power. The only hope for us is a currency and economic collapse which would be a nightmare even if we “win” in the end. It’s all so depressing.

  17. @Altai

    Not a terribly good Brit accent, but… never mind. My real question is: Why is this OK if Apu isn’t?

    • Replies: @Peter Lund
  18. joe862 says:

    I use nextdoor fairly frequently and it didn’t take long to realize that it’s a social justice warrior. I don’t really care, I don’t talk politics on it. It’s more for finding a plumber or selling a snowblower.

    On there right now:
    “We stand with Black neighbors
    Racism has no place in our neighborhoods. Protect your neighbors from hate, and report any racist posts or comments.”

    The virtue signaling isn’t exactly subtle. I wonder if they stand with black neighbors thumping asian neighbors.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Paperback Writer
  19. Mike Tre says:
    @Wilkey

    Well I just I deleted my account.

  20. ic1000 says:

    How about “Workers of the World, Unite!” Does NextDoor allow you to not post that, as long as you didn’t list your occupation as greengrocer when you signed up?

  21. Nextdoor is an online website, not just an app. Useful to me primarily for posts by people in my vicinity giving stuff away (furniture, firewood, …). But I’m banned, now. Apparently permanently. Some black woman said that some white woman had called her a coon. I pointed out that the person who had done that had said it was ok because, he said, he was a black man. She said something nonsensical in reply (what, I can’t tell, since, being banned, I no longer have access to the exchange) and I noticed that she wasn’t even the person who had been called the name. I said so and…. I was banned. I asked why and my post about the person saying “coon” being a black man was quoted back to me as an example of my not following community guidelines. I could enquire further, I was told… but my follow-ups were ignored.

    Barr said he was going to do something about TOS abuse like this but, as in so many other things, he was just a bag of wind.

  22. anon[360] • Disclaimer says:
    @joe862

    I use nextdoor fairly frequently and it didn’t take long to realize that it’s a social justice warrior. I don’t really care, I don’t talk politics on it.

    I know people who said almost the same thing about Twitter. Now they are banned.

    NextDoor is inherently doxxing. Sure you want to stay on it?

    • Replies: @joe862
  23. Cato says:

    On the subreddit for my city, I’ve noticed that (the typically woke) comments claim that Nextdoor is “racist”. What we see here with this Nextdoor pronunciamento is simply an effort by the corporation to evade this smear.

    It would be fun to mess with them, post “It’s OK to be human” over and over, but Nextdoor is the least anonymous of all of the social media sites (your address and name are known).

  24. I’m too lazy to check, but does Dr. Kendi define “anti” in the sense of holding a different opinion, like I’m anti-“being mean”; or does he define it in the sense used in particle physics where antimatter collides with regular matter and both cease to exist?

  25. They are now blaming black on Asian violence as being caused by white nationalism. The next step will be to blame black on white violence as being cause by the same.

  26. @Altai

    “Your species is on the precipice of turning into complete and utter wankers.”

    “It’s funny cause it’s true!” – Homer

    .

    Thanks, Altai.

  27. Steve, this is off the topic of the censorship stupidity, but this was so timely for me.

    Indeed, from what my wife has told me of the app, it had information about the lady down the road’s dog – we all kept a look-out and someone found her. Then, my wife also told me about the warnings about locking up your cars. Well, just when I read this post of yours, I remembered that I had one of the vehicles’ windows down to air it out (a thing I started when even I was a bit worried about the Kung Flu). Thank you, I just rolled ’em up.*

    .

    * I’ve had an unlocked bike stolen off the porch once, but never anything taken out of a car. In the big city, sure enough, just unlocked for one time, and someone dug through the console compartment and got all the change.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
  28. What would happen if you posted “White lives don’t matter one bit”?

  29. joe862 says:
    @anon

    For now anyway. It’s a garbage organization but practical at the moment.

    • Replies: @anon
  30. Non-criminal lives matter.

    • Replies: @ic1000
  31. ic1000 says:
    @AnotherDad

    > Non-criminal lives matter.

    Yeah maybe, but I watched the President’s address to the nation tonight. Some criminals’ lives are celebrated. We are honored and humbled by their legacy. They help white people overcome the stain of their racist past and present.

    If the President singled out any law-abiding and productive citizen for praise, I missed it.

  32. @joe862

    There are also crime watches and warnings for my neighborhood on next door. I haven’t been on the site for months, but the last time I was, there was an argument about using race as a descriptor.

  33. @Cato

    Citidata is also very PC.

    Many posts are by prospective movers about new neighborhoods in new cities. Invariably, one of the qualities is “diverse.”

    It would be unthinkable for somebody to ask about a majority white neighborhood.

  34. Silicon valley companies crack me up because many of them, at the root of their business plan, are about minimizing all the externalities associated with blacks.

    For example Air BnB can get you accommodations cheaper than a regular hotel because the users can screen out troublesome blacks that normal hotels have to deal with by law. Nextdoor basically exists because of the threat of black crime. I doubt there is a Nextdoor equivalent in China. I used to think companies cynically did stuff like this to head off the fact that obviously their whole business was based on keeping out dysfunctional blacks, but I’ve come to believe that they genuinely are clueless.

    They just stumbled onto a working business plan and don’t really get the dynamics of why it works.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  35. @Rudy McGillicutty

    Say, Ruddy, you wouldn’t happen to have a sister or perhaps a cousin named ‘Lucy’ would you? She’s a feisty redhead who apparently doesn’t care for boring old White men either. Last I heard she was married to a long-suffering Cuban bandleader.

  36. May one post an advert for a used car that says, “It was only used by a little old lady to go to Church on Sundays” ?

  37. When I saw this story on VDare, I had to temporarily activate my old Nextdoor account to post “ALL LIVES MATTER.” Of course when I did, I was warned that the term might be hurtful to people of color.

    I didn’t realize that the “people of color” had editorial control over my thoughts and opinions. Sounds more like Mob Rule aka The Thought Police.

  38. @John Johnson

    “White people do exist as a group and have a huge cadre of intelligent individuals that are only “playing nice” for the sake of society. Probably not such a great idea for that same society to turn against them.”

    You would think so, but fifty years of evidence shows you’re wrong!

  39. So many blog posts and public discussions these days just come down to the semantics of individual words and use of slogans.

    Wittgenstein would be having a field day, if he were still alive.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  40. @SimpleSong

    I am not sure how much your theory pans out globally.

    I know a couple who own a very nice AirBnb property in Ecuador. The owners are a retired African-American couple from New Jersey. They use AirBnb to screen out people who are noisy, abusive, using the rental property as a brothel, holding pool parties for dozens at midnight, or who steal wi-fi equipment, but most of the people screened out are Ecuadorians.

    In every country worldwide owners can at least see the reviews of potential renters from other landlords, and know that the person concerned at least has a credit or debit card and is willing to pay some kind of cash down payment prior to arrival.

    Foreigners are usually preferred since they can be easily traced and usually don’t want to tangle with the police in a foreign country.

    In the this video taken in the Dominican Republic, the police were called and the AirBnb owner kicked out all the (American) guests at an AirBnb. The video is not very clear, but I think you can probably see why.

    AirBnb does not seem to be used so much in the US, probably because there are so many chain motels, and also that the rental prices for AirBnb units are usually rather expensive in the US.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
  41. RonaldB says:
    @Wilkey

    NextDoor is really very useful for finding lost pets or knowing when there is construction work on a traffic artery. My experience has been that any thread with political content at all eventually gets deleted. There are people who can’t tolerate even the least deviation from their own opinions, they report the thread to the moderator, who deletes it.

    Fair enough. Frankly, you want to avoid political arguments with your neighbors. I do. It’s a lose-lose situation. You need your neighbors to watch your back if there’s ever an assault on your neighborhood. For most people, personal protection trumps political opinion. Your first priority is protecting your property. I had Trump signs on my lawn, but I wouldn’t engage my neighbor who hated Trump. An argument would just cause bad feelings, and we watch out for each other.

    My advice is, avoid political arguments on NextDoor. I found out about a Black Lives Matter rally from NextDoor which I then picketed. Use NextDoor to get information, and use other apps to argue the matter.

  42. @Achmed E. Newman

    * I’ve had an unlocked bike stolen off the porch once, but never anything taken out of a car.

    I know of one instance where a White Doctor in Chicago left his garage door open and his Black neighbor went in and stoled his bike. Only knew this occurred when a neighbor across the street reported it to him.

  43. Larry47460 says: • Website

    ALL LIVES MATTER! PERIOD.

  44. Anonymous[404] • Disclaimer says:
    @Cato

    Only if you’re stupid enough to use your real name. Use a shell corporation dimwit.

    • Replies: @Cato
  45. Anonymous[846] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    So many blog posts and public discussions these days just come down to the semantics of individual words and use of slogans.

    Define “semantics.”

  46. Cato says:
    @Anonymous

    Only if you’re stupid enough to use your real name. Use a shell corporation dimwit.

    To register in Nextdoor requires that you reside in a particular neighborhood. So how does one evade that? Please let me know, brightwit.

  47. @Jonathan Mason

    AirBnb does not seem to be used so much in the US, probably because there are so many chain motels, and also that the rental prices for AirBnb units are usually rather expensive in the US.

    Unless it’s all Canadian revenue, I suspect AirBnb does a fair bit of business in its home market:

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/1193565/airbnb-revenue-by-region-worldwide/

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