One of the questions I am asked at the meeting, are there any politicians/journalists using Mastodon? Help me out

Please send me handles of politicians/journalists who are active on Mastodon

@mythros I'm in an academic meeting. No, helldude does not count.

@Gargron there are at least 2 french politicians and few french journalists...

Ya Tristan nitot, Laurent chemla et usul. Mélenchon qui a un bot aussi. Et france inter je sais pas si ça rentre dans profs ou journalistes.

@gargron some things that at least roughly fit in the category: @kuketzblog , @DiePARTEI_RT , @kattascha ... about mainstream politicians / journalists not so sure

@Gargron France: we have
@JeanLucRomero, regional councilor
@isa_attard, former National Assembly deputy but probably wouldn't like being called a politician :)
maybe more

@Gargron Recently @davduf also joined (journalist, director of documentaries and writer, these says most known for extensively documenting police brutality against the Yellow Vests movement)

@Gargron I think @Gijs, a well known journalist specialised on Open Source, has been active for a while on #Mastodon.

Maybe we should ping him to let him know he's needed?

That question you where posed, is it about comparing mastodon with twitter?

@Gargron @firstdogonthemoon and @asherwolf are both Australian journalists, but I don't think either stuck it out.

@Gargron I've had some enjoyable interactions with @rosjackson (at, and seems a good egg.


There is @Medor_mag in Belgium. Also Pirate Parties of Belgium and France have an instance, so their members are on Mastodon (unless you only wanted famous politicians, in which case it's not a very interesting question 😅 )

@Gargron watching this thread for the follow suggestions. Thanks for putting the question out there!

@Gargron so @occrp has already been mentioned in this thread, but an additional piece of context is that we now have a Mastodon/Fediverse button amongst social media buttons on our website and Mastodon/Fediverse is considered an official channel of communication, just like birdsite or any other social media.

@Gargron quite a few journalists I know have signed up, but they aren't very active here @mmasnick @sarahjeong @sarahp @leo

@Gargron It would be really neat to know that myself. Most are on but someday we may just see them on as well!

@seppini @Gargron Nee, meine Nutzung von Mastodon ist bis auf weiteres pausiert, weil mir das Bespielen mehrere Plattformen zu aufwändig ist. In meinen Followings sind tatsächlich mehrere Journalisten, Politiker aus relevanten Parteien habe ich hier noch keine gesehen.

@Gargron I'm here! Also know of some other journalists on, which @aendrew runs.

@Gargron There's Sarah Jeong but she last posted an Awoo on Mastodon like some months ago... August 2018 to be more precise...

@Gargron And also I guess I'm rather active in Mastodon but I haven't been a journalist since end of March last year...

@Gargron I hope not. When journalists, politicians and marketeers come to Mastodon, then I fear the same will happen as on Twitter. Streams of hate and negativity all day long.

@hansup @Gargron not exactly. You can have a journalist/politician free instance…

@Eugen If it isn't about masto only but fedi in general, there is @Stephan Maus at Hubzilla. He is working for

@Gargron @ulrichkelber (Germany, Bundesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit) is on Mastodon as well.

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