Gather 'round for a wild tale of misplaced IPs, woke warriors, and the Importance of Free Speech.
Once upon a time in the land of Pulsed Media, some clever soul somewhere decided to assign one of our /24 IP ranges to Moscow, Russia. Little did they know that this seemingly innocent act would set off a chain reaction of kumbaya-singing, virtue-signaling censorship!
You see, ever since the war between Russia and Ukraine started in February 2022 people have demonized Russia, all the people of Russia. Every single one of them. Now some overzealous users of Cloudflare thought they'd single-handedly save the world by blocking everything from Russia. They're like internet superheroes, right? Wrong. Instead, they're unintentionally making the world a worse place by limiting access to information and playing right into the hands of those who want to control it.
Well, we've fixed the GeoIP issue, but Cloudflare's still lagging behind with their updates. Their support team can be harder to reach than the remote corners of Siberia.
To make sure this doesn't happen again, we've taken steps to secure our GeoIP data tighter than the Kremlin's secret stash of vodka. But honestly, we were stunned at how easy it was to fake this information in the first place.
As defenders of freedom of speech, we believe that access to information is the foundation of democracy. And if we want to fight the good fight, we should be getting more info to the people of Russia, not less. So here's a friendly reminder: censorship only hurts the good guys, and it's easy enough for the bad guys to bypass.
It's crucial to ensure everyone's access to information, especially in times of conflict, because an informed citizenry can challenge and resist the narratives that fuel senseless wars and loss of life. By providing alternative perspectives and promoting open discussions, we can create a space for empathy, understanding, and diplomacy to flourish. This, in turn, can lead to the de-escalation of tensions and help bring an end to tragic conflicts quicker. The power of free speech and uncensored information is not just a democratic ideal but also a practical tool for fostering peace and harmony in global community.
In conclusion, dear customers, stay vigilant, stay informed, and remember to always question the status quo. After all, the internet is a wild place, and you never know when you might accidentally become a Russian agent!
Stay awesome and uncensored.
- Your Pulsed Media Team
Sunday, April 2, 2023
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