We need institutions built on transparency, democratic decision making and accountability. The institution representatives should just be bearers of collective decisions made by the institution members on every single matter.
This is not a panacea. Many more is needed; but this is the quintessential first step to limit bad representatives' impact and community members to be in charge of their own communities.
Too vague to be wrong and my comment only expresses my opinion of which issue is more important 😉
Please note that anyone can be the next Stallman: someone can alter what you said and ruin your reputation because the world is full of people spreading fake news without checking, even when serious accusations are made against a person.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!