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@sigsegv @Eunomia Of course it can. If you feel it is likely, you should not choose it as one of the criteria used by its AI to decide when to nudge you to pay more attention to it. By default, it isn't. By default, its AI only checks whether any similar post has been made before. It doesn't take into account the votes. The voting is more to get you to think before you reshare (because you might not want to share something that others will find untrustworthy).
And this sounds like a nice project. The kind of censoring Twitter/FB do, by hand picking posts and users to slilence in an ocean of misinfo, is such a terrible idea. I believe much more in fighting misinfo by assisting people in in deciding for themselves whether a post contains misinfo or not. Some people won't care, but we can't save them anyway 😛
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!