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Stephen Downes

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It's not easy to write this in a way that won't sound like jibberish to people who haven't kept up with the latest in social networks. Meta wants Threads to join the fediverse. This is a good thing, because it means we can all talk to Threads users from our own Mastodon servers. But not all Mastodon server owners are happy. Pretty much nobody trusts Meta. There's the risk that Meta will use Threads to embrace, extend and extinguish the fediverse. At the very least, the lack of proper content moderation on threads will allow spam, spoofs and scams to proliferate. So a bunch of Mastodon servers formed a fedipact whereby they agreed to defederate Threads en masse should it become necessary. Via Dan Gillmor, who discusses this (where else) on Mastodon.

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