I'm excited to share my talk, "Decentralized Social Media vs the Trolls."

In it, I tell how the , a social network, rallied together to isolate an invasive right wing extremist group through codes of conduct, human moderators, and strong moderation tools.

Thanks to @ashfurrow, @emi, @maffsie,, @laurelai and all the folks who gave me their time and perspective.

(Hosted on a instance,!)

Also thanks to @isolategab for pointing me toward A very useful dataset on the .

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Just submitted the next round of revisions for the book chapter! 📖

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I submitted another round of edits to my book chapter - this time including the feedback and comments of users who pointed out the is not a utopia for marginalized communities.

Their critique made the chapter stronger. Thank you. 🙏

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@Argus @ashfurrow @emi @maffsie @catgirl @laurelai I am impressed by such quality of work here. Thank you very much to everyone involved in this. We're building new knowledge here, bravo! 💎

@Argus this is a very important success story!

(Although ironically, the Peertube account the video is hosted at only federated one post with, so I can't boost that video directly and see its comments here.)

@Argus I'm guessing federation across different types of instances of the Fediverse is actually not *that* useful (at the moment at least), so smoothing out interop bugs is not of high priority. It's okay.

For now people just don't expect something like a cross-instance "Follow" button in various UIs.

Great presentation, and some really great points. It makes me increasingly optimistic about what the fediverse can become. It all boils down to systems as human scale.
@ashfurrow @emi @maffsie @catgirl @laurelai

@Argus I'm looking forward watching it this afternoon. It was one of the talks where I was most thrilled when I read the conference program. 😍

@eest9 I just started watching yours! Looking forward to talking at

@Argus I have English subtitles if my English is to bad pronounced! ;)

@eest9 @Argus

Oh hush, your English was great! (Though subtitles are always helpful)

@Argus another perspective is that a left wing extremist group tried and failed to seize control of a decentralized network, under the guise of isolating a bunch of lame boomers and a handful of edgelords, but that group was already captured by a Fagin who isolated them for his own benefit. The true success of the fediverse is that it managed to remain decentralized under heavy pressure from multiple directions to centralize control of access.

@Argus great research and impressive presentation!

@Argus @ashfurrow @emi @maffsie

I am curious if you all have seen some other talks of #ActivityPub Conf yet and what you think about the talks … and ⬡

And maybe we can extend the implementors guide by a kind of "moderation best practices".

Then: Please propose your sessions or hackathon ideas in the forum

Also, Derek: Seen mine?

@sl007 I'm watching it now! How did you make the timeline animation?


It was all done last-minute when another Talk dropped out.
Timeline animation done with keynote, please forgive me.

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