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I have a question regarding moderation of the networks. I read an in depth article about someone who worked as a moderator for facebook. It's in Dutch but I'll link it anyway. It told about all the horrible content that is moderated by facebook. It's about how facebook treats their employees who see horrific videos I don't even want to describe to you. But some things should not be seen by anyone ever. Period.
I wonder how the federation deals with such things. I know podmins can block an individual user or a pod, is that correct?
But are there ways in which podmins communicate with each other about such things? To notify others of accounts/pods that try to spread horrible content?
I know many in the federation are heavily focused on free speech, but if I decide to host a pod in the future, I do not want to allow my members to be subjected to horrible things (if you don't like that, then don't register on my pod 😉 ). I think it would be very handy if people can warn each other about specific accounts/pods. At the same time, there's the issue that keeping a public list can act as a way for horrible people to find each other and it could be abused.
How does the federation deal with such things? Do we just assume pods like that will not infiltrate the bigger network because any pod with an even remotely human podmin will ban them? (Is that really a solution? Because: how many podmins will have to see such content first?) And how about fringe cases, like hate speech, with or without direct calls for violence? Or even more into the realm where many people think we ought to let it go: obviously fake news?
For the record, I do not care as passionately about making sure people don't see fake news as I care about making sure people don't see these things that make me reconsider my stance on the dealth penalty, but I would still prefer not to be subjected to it and not help it spread through my account or pod.

@NewHere Forum Forum @Friendica Support #federation #thefederation #moderation #block #illegalcontent

Part of the #Federation idea is also #decentralisation, which means that it would be best not to use always the large instances e.g. for #Mastodon, but also smaller ones.
Here’s an invite code:

Thank you to everyone who supported the project and spread the word.

I think 2019 will be the year of next generation fediverse projects like Anfora, Funkwhale, Go-Fed, PeerTube, Pixelfed, Plume, Prismo, Pterotype and WriteFreely. #activityPub #fediverse #federation

Thank you to everyone for supporting #openweb projects and spreading the word.
I think 2019 will be the year of next generation fediverse projects like #Anfora, #Funkwhale, #GoFed, #PeerTube, #Pixelfed, #Plume, #Prismo, #WriteFreely. #activityPub #fediverse #federation

It does prove the usefulness of #federation that through all the #Matrix outage, my account was not affected at all. Most of the people I chat to are on other servers than the one affected.

Federate ❤


What I dislike about the federation

I have been noticing since a while there is a very impolite attitude among many people who use the federated networks, the lacking of desire to build a community that include all the other ones from all the different countries and languages.

Many times I see posts that starting in English which is the most common ground to communicate among the others that end filled up in any others languages than English, along the fact that is unkindly and annoying, it goes in the opposite way of the inclusion which should be the reason why a social network exists.

It is true that Mastodon resolved it brilliantly but in Diaspora and Friendica you can't exclude topics because the language that means is up to the users take the task to avoid cross languages in any topic.

However I see there isn't any desire to avoid that behavior and people are quite careless about that, hence I think I will start to ignore all the people that do not respect this very simple, unwritten and basic rule.

#languages #diaspora #friendica #fediverse #federation #people #respect #inclusion

*sticks message in a bottle, writes ActivityPub on the side, chucks into Willamette, walks casually away from waterfront


see the 2-3 length discussions I've had here over the year about chat apps. TL;DR Wire is #copyleft #FreeCode on both client and server side, and has plans to support #federation between Wire servers. #Electron is a downside, but they are ok with community-created clients without Electron to connect to their server (unlike #Signal, don't know about #Telegram)

Btw, Pythonistas. I'm in testing phase of delivery and receive for my #federation library for #ActivityPub support. After that it's mostly implementing objects and such.

Q: are there any well working JSON-LD libraries or shall I just go the way I initially was going to, ie "it's all JSON"? 😀

#python #json #jsonld

#introduction Hello! I am a #sysadmin for #linux systems and interested in #privacy #federation and #horizontalism (in an organizational/political sense). With a sprinkle of #psychology and #philosophy thrown in.

I am an #OSR gamer and run one #OSRIC based game in meatspace and one #1e #PbP.

My actual system is base OSRIC with some "secret sauce" OSR bits thrown in. Rounding out with a sprinkle of #Dragonsfoot Footprints articles and my own houserules wiki.

Ah, yeah it does seem kind of sketchy to unconditionally ban Nazis, then establsh yourself as the benevolent dictator for life, and expect nobody to have a problem with that. Personally my biggest beef with Mastodon (aside from the fact that #federation is #stupid) is that it has these tiny columns that look great if you have a closed source, spyware laden smartphone, but on a laptop... not the greatest UI.