A quick post on the one thing I think is most important about Mastodon/the Fediverse in general: how moderation works.
There are *100% absolutely totally* cesspool fashy TERFy Nazi nonsense places on this site. This is not utopia. What it is is a place where *your local moderators* on your instance, and *you yourself* can combine powers to really effectively moderate the world. If a server ("instance") is filled with garbage people, your instance can "de-federate" from them. 1/
(bonus aside: for Fedi veterans, I know I'm simplifying, and if somebody has a link to a write-up on the real details of federation/defederation I'd actually love to read it; was doing my best to stay accessible)
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