A colleague from the NGO on the board of which I serve is changing jobs, to the editorial board of a public broadcaster. Rather bizarre to see how their announcement of it to their online network along the lines of ‘hey I’m changing jobs, and I’m happy about the new opportunity’ causes a wave of disparaging comments, conspiracy theories, vague suspicions, and downright insults by those outside that personal network. Watching from the sideline I blocked a range of bird-site accounts whose only raison d’etre seems to be to heap bile on others. It’s an experience that reinforces my notion that these type of platforms are ultimately unsustainable because of their algorithmic amplification of sewage. Blocking is of course troll feed in a sense (Censorship!), but I see no moral obligation to allow bile in my timeline, nor do I reduce anyone’s freedom of speech by letting their speech pass me by.