this was the post that made me think something bad might happen to the fediverse btw https://chitter.xyz/@chosafine/104248716825012210
@vantablack I don't think the FCC (even with help of the NSA) have enough officers to go through every part of the Fediverse, find out who runs it, get content taken down etc.
A couple of weeks ago these boomers up the road from where I work blatantly ran a big illegal radio transmitter for about 2 days, strong enough to be heard in London (120km away), our Communications Ministry (Ofcom) couldn't do anything about it because of lockdown, and lack of resources...
In a way it's similar to what happened in Japan recently, where mastodon.jp and mastodon.cloud said they would close (I don't know if it's still the case) for the new Japanese regulation about content moderation, following Hana Kimura's death. Anyway, as long as an instance has robust financial support from their users, it will survive, overseas or else.
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!