In the Lego-like world of Roblox, about a hundred blocky avatars march through a lamplit street, wielding Palestine flags that are larger than their own animated bodies. Characters dressed like cartoonish dinosaurs, steampunk zombies and pastel pink pop stars chant together via instant messages in both Malay and English as they arrive at a stage, where leaders of the Roblox server stand together to dictate when the next march around the pixelated streets will begin.

  • @Fizz@lemmy.nz
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    627 months ago

    I guess it shows how aware kids are these days and how intune with world news they are. As adults on the internet it’s normal for us to read and participate in discussions for these topics but I can’t imagine learning about this as a child.

    The activism I see in the younger generations is one of the few drivers that gives me hope we will move towards a better future.

    • @keardap@lemmy.selfhost.quest
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      167 months ago

      It also shows how people with shallow understanding of complex topic spout their nice feeling “opinion”. They support the murder of 9 million people, this is nof a step towards a better future.

      • Deebster
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        317 months ago

        False dichotomy (or is your logical fallacy the slippery slope? Anyway…) Someone saying that what’s happening to Palestinians is wrong does not mean they’re saying they want all Israelis killed.

    • @nonailsleft@lemm.ee
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      127 months ago

      I see this kind of internet activism by children who are way too young to understand such a complex conflict as a sign for the worse… Rest assured they’re just being told what to think about it by their parents at that age

  • alyaza [they/she]M
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    87 months ago

    unfortunately most of this thread is off the rails and just not salvageable whatsoever in terms of discussion, so this is going to be a lock and remove. maybe we can try this thread again down the road but for now, no.

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    In the Lego-like world of Roblox, about a hundred blocky avatars march through a lamplit street, wielding Palestine flags that are larger than their own animated bodies.

    Characters dressed like cartoonish dinosaurs, steampunk zombies and pastel pink pop stars chant together via instant messages in both Malay and English as they arrive at a stage, where leaders of the Roblox server stand together to dictate when the next march around the pixelated streets will begin.

    But in times of crisis, the game can serve as an outlet for young people to safely engage in political activity and learn about world events.

    “While our Community Standards allow for expressions of solidarity, we do not allow for content that endorses or condones violence, promotes terrorism or hatred against individuals or groups, or calls for supporting a specific political party,” a Roblox spokesperson said in an emailed statement to TechCrunch.

    “We have an expert team of thousands of moderators along with automated detection tools in place to monitor our platform and will take swift action against any content or individuals found to be in violation of our standards.”

    From a content moderation perspective, these virtual political protests may raise alarm bells; even in real life, demonstrations of solidarity have the potential to be marred by calls for violence.


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