@dave On the one hand, ugh. On the other, the theory that smaller federated platforms each with their own content policies is getting tested big time. If it succeeds, we have a way forward that's neither "let the big platforms decide what speech to allow" nor "big platforms are common carriers that must provide an equal platform to everybody".
@freakazoid I mean yes, you’re right, but it isn’t new. Bad actors are already part of the fediverse - troll and spam instances have been getting defederated for a good while now. Gab is slightly different in that they’re migrating from a monolithic network, which means it’s unlikely to spawn new bad-actor instances; users are incentivised to remain on the Gab instance.
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