"Decentralized Social Networks vs. The Trolls" by @Argus is hands down the highest amount of polish I've ever seen at a conference talk EVER. It's all animated! How on earth did @Argus manage to do all this work? https://conf.tube/videos/watch/d8c8ed69-79f0-4987-bafe-84c01f38f966
And the talk really delivers on its subject, with actual data and interviews. It's good journalism and highlights how, even though I think the moderation tools we have on the fediverse are today, fediverse admins are *making them work* with huge success.
@cwebber @Argus Also, something that wasn't mentioned in the video: The Fediverse largely took a proactive approach to blocking Gab. Gab announced they were coming a little while before actually making the code implementations.
During this time, many instances, including ours, pre-emptively suspended all potential Gab-related domains before they even had a chance to infect us. In other words, a large portion of Gab's isolation happened before they even started federating.
@cwebber @Argus Some posts in my timeline (I forgot who was, but it wasn't me) propose to change the #Federated description/tag to #Confederated if, and only if, the federated has mens to deal with abuse/spam accounts or instances in a group of trust (such as blocking or, for the less aggressive form, hiding, for example).
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