Mastodon and the pursuit of a utopian online community

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1. How do Mastodon’s communities (i.e. “instances”) handle borderline content?

A lot of abuse, misinformation, fake news, pornography, etc is in the eyes of the beholder. You and I probably see a lot of these issues as having bright lines; but another may see many shades of grey; some are laissez-faire; and yet others will think or argue that the sky isn’t blue.

2. Does Mastodon actually facilitate or improve content moderation? (Or is it just a tradeoff?)

As I understand it, Mastodon users read the stated rules and manifestos of each community in order to decide whether or not they want to “federate” with that community (i.e. subscribe to that instance so you can see its content in your stream). Not sure whether the decision to federate comes from the individual user or his “home” federation — “B2C” or “B2B” so to speak — although I assume it’s the latter…?

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