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Mastodon founder Eugen Rochko weighs in with some matter-of-fact answers to questions about Meta's new Threads service. Mostly he allays fears about Threads being able to track Mastodon users, insert ads into their feeds, or do anything else Mastodon users are trying to escape. Otherwise, he welcomes Threads. "We have been advocating for interoperability between platforms for years," he writes. "The fact that large platforms are adopting ActivityPub is not only validation of the movement towards decentralized social media, but a path forward for people locked into these platforms to switch to better providers. Which in turn, puts pressure on such platforms to provide better, less exploitative services. This is a clear victory for our cause, hopefully one of many to come." Yeah.

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