Many people are upset by the way the Raspberry Pi has dealt with criticism on social media. Among them is London-based developer James Spencer. “In my mind, they’ve always been a grassroots company trying to do computer stuff with manufacturers and hackers,” he said in his DMs on Twitter.
spencer raised his concern Regarding Robert’s direct hire to the Raspberry Pi at Mastodon.brand told him to “calm down” then blocked him. Spencer called the company’s response “toxic” and “shows how we’ve grown as a company.” He added, “The company’s social media managers don’t have to be technical, but basically they clearly don’t understand their audience.”
Upton believes many of the negative reactions to Roberts’ hiring are not genuine. “He’s a decorated officer. He tackled organized crime and took drugs out of schools. He’s not a bad guy. This is not the United States. There are people trying to perpetuate the Mastodon culture wars.” And I don’t know if their motives are necessarily benign.”
Upton argued over why Spencer was blocked by Mastodon’s official Raspberry Pi account. In the face of her message and the reaction of her account, she said Spencer was likely banned for “concern trolling.”
Later in the interview, Upton said that the social media manager may have received death threats around the time Spencer replied to her post, which may have upset her. If you block someone who shouldn’t have been blocked, people should give her more suspicion given what happened to her,” Upton said.
When asked if Raspberry Pi managed the situation well as an organization, Upton said: She also said that as a Chinese woman she had long had bad experiences on the internet. That’s him.” When asked if she was trying to equate being a police officer with being a Chinese woman, Upton replied: But I’m saying people grab things to jump on. ”
Game developer Hills said people may be dismissive of the reaction to the adoption because of what he thinks the Raspberry Pi stands for and what he thinks Roberts does. I believe there is enough. “People may be working too much on social media,” he said. “They saw the word ‘cop’ and jumped at the word. The guy could be a nice guy.