Checking if I had "Trump starting a Mastodon server" on my bingo card

@Gargron here's a screenshot... for posterity... 404's were also still the elephant.

@thegibson @Gargron looks like they were planning to keep federation or add blockchain technology™ which the use of that word “decentralization” in there

@Gargron @thegibson ah I thought it must have been changed since it had Truth in it but that’s just automatically $filled in huh

@liaizon @Gargron @TheGibson nah. Even if they get it off the ground (they won't) and it won't crash during the first days of operation (it will), everyone and their dog on fedi will block that instance, and the MAGA dweebs will just self-quarantine to it, as they want to be where the Annoying Orange is.

Popcorn will be useful though!

@rysiek @Gargron @thegibson I think the bigger issue/ride will be when the media starts getting wind of the fact that trump just used the trans/furry/sw/hacker software to build his new “empire”

@˗ˏˋ wakest ˎˊ˗ Maybe the media will find out that their own news portals are running on Linux

@rysiek @liaizon @Gargron @TheGibson

The double edged sword of technology that we give freely to the world is that it can be used for good or evil.

@ozoned @liaizon @Gargron @TheGibson we can and do make decisions that make this technology more or less useful for certain groups or to perform certain actions. And Fediverse is pretty good at making these calls.

@rysiek I'd agree that the Fediverse has learned the lessons of the past and give excellent controls over allowing or disallowing specific actors.

I'd argue though, by pushing those actors out of standard interactions, we're just giving them more cause and echo chamber to go further extreme.

Not that I want Mastodon filled with that hate. I like it here. It's a comfortable place. 😄

@ozoned I agree on the echo chamber, *but* they would have their echo chambers anyway. WhatsApp groups, Telegram channels, etc.

By denying them access to the broader public we deny them the ability to easily recruit and radicalize more people.

We still need a good solution for the echo chambers problem, of course. But it's already a huge step.

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