@phryk - I think we agree.
My point is that *Mastodon* is not a culture. Your instance/community is.
Fascists, etc, will become part of the Fediverse and use Mastodon. Some instances will block them and defederare. Others will follow and federate.
Mastodon, et. al., is great NOT because of a lack of bad actors, but because of granular user and instance control.
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"We're committed to understanding why people don't give us access to their house to periodically rearrange their furniture and drop off advertising fliers"
I think I shall hold (if not practice) the same stance on this as on email: we should all control personal domain names as our best form of instance independence. I would love to be a part of this community but toot from a canonical iangreenleaf.com identifier. I would especially love to do that without sysadminning my own Mastodon server.
Looking to migrate my old toot.cat account sent me down the rabbit hole of https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/177 and I am disappointed to see that in the time I've been gone, Mastodon has not magically solved all the unsolved problems of federation.
Which is obviously unfair of me, but I'm still disappointed.
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