I'm seeing a few new people cautiously say things like "let's enjoy this place before the bad people get here" and I just want to say:

Don't worry! They're already here! But thanks to the heroic work of your instance moderators and admins, you will never see them. And if they do show up then your mods will get rid of them: unlike Twitter, the reporting functions here are reviewed by real people who don't care about turning a profit, and instead focus on enforcing community guidelines

Also, I know a lot of the new folks will be interested in Fediverse antifascism, so @isolategab is a great account to follow. Gab is a USA-based fascist website that recently made their own version of Mastodon; Isolate Gab keeps everyone in the know about what they're doing so that instance admins can keep their users safe, and as well works to get companies to withdraw their financial supporr of Gab and its hate speech. #ff

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@melissasage @isolategab I used think "Oh gab cant be that bad" till I joined it for 3 days. I posted one time about a great place to grab breakfast in Arkansas. Literally the first comment from someone I didnt know was "Trump is the greatest pres ever! If you dont agree you are a socialist". I deleted my account in less than 60 seconds. Not that was a "nazi" thing to say but I dont do politics. Especially when Im talking about food.

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@felix @melissasage @isolategab Just to see with my own eyes. Not that I dont believe what people tell me. Im just the kind of person that you can say dont run this command in a terminal. Ill do it just to see what it does. Lol.

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