Brave is showing up in my newsfeeds again, so

Periodic reminder that Brendan Eich, the CEO of Brave Software, is a homophobe who donates to anti-LGBT organizations.

I'm not saying that you shouldn't use the browser. But you should probably be wary of any monetization attempts, since we know where that money will go.

@scanlime I learned a while back not to tell people what software to use if they haven't asked

@SwooshyCueb well, of course, it is very google friendly and privacy averse by nature and design. Plus the ads and monotization. Everyone should just stay tfa from it.
"Who's internet??"
"OUR internet!!"
"Who's internet??"
"OUR internet!!"

@SwooshyCueb I thought it was also closed source too? Which would be reason enough not to use it, on top of it being founded by a homophobe.

@SwooshyCueb there was also that weird initiative where they were collecting donations on behalf of creators without telling them.

@SwooshyCueb You know, I somehow forgot about that! Thanks for the reminder.

(I never used it anyway because I don't like Chromium. :P Tried it once for an hour or two, went back to Firefox. Plus the weird cryptocurrency thing.)

@SwooshyCueb @brainblasted and if that isn’t enough (it should be), you also cannot opt out of “BAT”, Brave’s “currency” for content creators:

tl;dr Brave will solicit donations on your behalf, using your original content, if you want it or not. And there’s no way to tell Brave to stay clear of it. And yes, that is completely ridiculous

I saw Brave doing an IAmA in Reddit few days ago. They're definitely trying to make a come back.

@alexl @SwooshyCueb It's not fake news.

Brendan Eich's contributions are well documented by many major news sites.

There's a detailed page @ which cites numerous sources, all with links to verify.

@garrett @alexl @SwooshyCueb

It's fake news because you can't prove those are homophobic organizations. I had no doubt you don't even think those could be tags assigned to slander.

@alexl @SwooshyCueb Prop 8 in California was some of the most obvious anti-LGBT legislation possible. It was about defining marriage as being between *only* a man and woman.

Brendan Eich donated money in favor of that bill. It's on record.

While Brendan might or might not personally attack people for their way of life, He definitely donates against them, made clear by the prop 8 donation, among other similar donations.

@SwooshyCueb Brave is also not really what ppl make it out to be. It is a for-profit corp that seeks to block the existing ad networks and switch-in its own crypto-monetized ad network.

And it has been involved in a couple of scandals over user exploitation already...

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