In the mastadon model your moderation is handled by making you the vassal of a single sysadmin / administration. More anarchistic would be multiple overlaping content moderators you could use as filters, but even more anarchistic is congealing the filters from the bottom up.

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Basically the problem with mastadon/gnusocial is that it functions like a neoreactionary patchwork rather than an anarchist network. Folks migrating between small city states that each offer a monopoly on moderation, rather than building moderation fluidly from the bottom up.

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GNU social is characterized by two major dynamics:

1) nazis and anon trolls are marginalized efficiently

2) local instances (smaller walled gardens / statelets) are unsustainable, centralized, and constantly in drama/schism.

(2) is because of insufficiently anarchist topology

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Spam is a product of walled gardens and centralization, not decentralization. In a radically distributed federation/network a new node needs to *earn* connectivity to the rest. This leads to stronger global connectivity and avoids obtuse sweeping filters.

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Back on the birdsite, Jillian asked: "In 280 characters: What does your ideal content moderation system look like?"

My answer:

Distributed production and hosting of content. Overlapping toggleable filters, some moderated in a centralized way, others moderated in a decentralized manner, all competing + collaborating. Algorithms to average or build off of trusted/friends filters.

Bombing 52 cultural sites in Iran intentionally is *textbook* terrorism & war crimes.

Trump could promise to put an entire race into gas chambers and we wouldn't blink. Because we have lost the sense that there's something tangible and substantive that we as individuals can do.

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Sorry To Bother You is a masterpiece, and a large part of this is that Boots could present a relatively uncommon moral:

People will tolerate literally any atrocity or injustice, no matter how absurd, so long as they don't perceive a meaningful avenue of personal resistance.

good post about how nerd communities' mass-adoption of the closed and proprietary Discord platform will inevitably lead to the long-term loss of (or loss of access to) mountains of special-interest group knowledge and community history

"TLDR; It is not a very future-proof way of knowledge-building & archiving at all."

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Atomwaffen Division, an armed neo-nazi group with an existing murder count and connections with planned acts of domestic terrorism, has released a new video indicating a plea for action and escalation.

ALERTA! ALERTA! Emergency Action Required To Defend Jock Palfreeman! Jock's parole is in serious jeopardy & action is needed RIGHT NOW to ensure his freedom! Full info, including actions you can take right now:
#freejock, #antifa, #antifascist

New: Alt-right grifter Jacob Wohl and all-but-admitted white nationalist Nick Fuentes are planning a “free speech” rally on some sort of yacht in Miami next week:

The second Please Try This At Home is everything i wanted it to be. <3

Unicorn Riot: **The Anti-Fascist Nuclear Bunker Under Amsterdam You Didn’t Know Existed**

"Amsterdam, Netherlands – An old nuclear bunker, hidden underneath Vondelpark in the city center of Amsterdam, has been transformed into a shelter for independent culture. In 2019, a collective of volunteers maintain the Vondel…"

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Unicorn Riot: **Infrared Aerial Surveillance Used at Standing Rock to Monitor and Track Protesters**

"Midwest, USA – Unicorn Riot obtained over 100 hours of infrared (IR) video footage taken by police surveillance aircraft during the 2016 protests in Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Drones, plan…"

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Extinction Rebellion is what happens when a bunch of jumped-up liberals use young radicals as cannon fodder to keep them from doing anything useful.

can we please stop calling red fascists "communists" already? that makes as much sense as saying Hitler was a socialist.

the two hardest problems in computer science are off by one errors, naming variables and rampant misogyny

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