Why is my data safer in mastodon.cloud's servers than in Google's, or Twitter's?

Many reasons and first would be that mastodon is not designed to generate profit. Plus I would highly encourage to visit policies.google.com/privacy then you will be able to make decision if your data is safe in their hands. Mastodon is just very different platform, anyway there is much more to it but policies are always a nice place to start becoming aware of why some services are better from others.

@MuzT Is there anything stopping an Admin of any open source social media instance (not specifically this one, I'm also thinking in, for example, D* instances) from selling it, for example? Stating that something is not designed to generate profit is just a matter of security through trust.

Also, I guess it would be easier for a government to seize my data from the Admin's server than Google's. THere's less legal strength that the Admin might flex compared to Google's legal team.


I have to look in to this honestly I have an idea but don't want to miss lead anyone. Im only new to mastodon but what I can tell you have to choose instance carefully and I can ensure that there are good ones.

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