How can decentralized social systems like #mastodon handle political / social attacks?

How does the #fediverse handle new instances that in some sense conflict with the values of existing instances?

I imagine lots of people are arguing about this, but I'm not seeing the debates. Are they in private for strategic reasons, or am I just looking in the wrong places?

Is there a way that people (like me) trying to develop future decentralized systems can learn from current struggles?


@sandro You're going to see several talks on this topic in just two weeks in Prague at RWoT and at AP Conf.

Talk to @cwebber and myself about our work.

Both @cwebber and I seem to be working on our talks today.

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@emacsen @cwebber

Will slides, video, or a written version be available? I'm not coming to Prague because RWoT and ActivityPub aren't sufficiently aligned with how I think decentralized social is going to have to be done for full adoption. (You could also read that as me being a bit antisocial, and kind of burnt out on conferences after travel every-other-week for a long time) If there were a conference on decentralized trust-and-safety, though, I'd be there.

@sandro @cwebber It's my understanding that AP Conf will be recorded.

As for the papers and explanation, @cwebber and I have a podcast called Libre Lounge and we discussed some of our ideas. Papers linked in the show notes:

@sandro @emacsen I wish you would have registered because I think decentralized trust and safety are going to be a major topic of conversation at this year's apconf! Oh well... we will miss you!

I guess you and I should meet up IRL sometime soonish? We do live in the same state IIRC...

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