I'm excited to share my #apconf2020 talk, "Decentralized Social Media vs the Trolls."
In it, I tell how the #Fediverse, a #decentralized social network, rallied together to isolate an invasive right wing extremist group through codes of conduct, human moderators, and strong moderation tools.
(Hosted on a #peertube instance, conf.tube!)
I submitted another round of edits to my book chapter - this time including the feedback and comments of users who pointed out the #fediverse is not a utopia for marginalized communities.
Their critique made the chapter stronger. Thank you. 🙏
The Q&A session from Decentralized Social Networks vs. the Trolls is up: https://conf.tube/videos/watch/a5d5675e-3ccb-488b-8759-1dc0420e395f
@Argus this is a very important success story!
(Although ironically, the Peertube account the video is hosted at only federated one post with mastodon.social, 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.
@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. 😍
I am curious if you all have seen some other talks of #ActivityPub Conf yet and what you think about the talks …
https://conf.tube/video-channels/apconf_channel/videos and ⬡ https://conf.activitypub.rocks
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 http://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/c/meeting/apconf2020/53
Also, Derek: Seen mine?
It was all done last-minute when another Talk dropped out.
Timeline animation done with keynote, please forgive me.
Just watched the whole thing and loved it. I would have just added a mention of open source technology at the core. I believe the moderation of a platform like this really goes all the way to the core and the openness of the development of the software at its core.
But great video and I'll follow you for more please 🥰
Trolls are a big problem in decentralized social networks, too. I think the difference that strikes me is the ability for members to define and enforce (or at least try to) their own content moderation policy.
Centralized networks are too big to have a policy that works for everyone, and too big to enforce that policy. Decentralized networks push that labor to the "edges" of the network.
Still plenty of problems in decentralized networks, as PoC fediverse users can tell you.
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