Reporting next week in a EuromediApp conference about the latest exchanges on platform regulation between scholars and 🇦🇹 & 🇨🇭 regulatory authorities. Session will included similar reports from 🇭🇺 🇵🇹 🇫🇮 🇧🇪 🇱🇹. Great opportunity for those interested in platform regulation in Europe!

Free registration for the conference (that will also be transmitted online):

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I see we’re still having conversations about the individual privileges people want enforced concerning CWs and when certain marginalized communities talk about the realties of their daily lives, which usually involves racism in some form.

That’s wildly disappointing. People are still conflating their personal preferences with decorum. Decorum isn’t telling people to censor their daily realities because you don’t want it in your feed.

This makes me question whether the fedi wants community or just conformity.

It’s disappointing some a still refusing to see the difference.

“But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work. We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.”
— Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed
La idea de que la Madre Naturaleza agoniza porque tú coges el coche para ir a trabajar o no reciclas nos convierte a todos en culpables en igual medida del desastre ecológico y despolitiza el problema. Es una treta para ocultar la responsabilidad de las élites y del sistema que personifican. Un intento de camuflar los conflictos de clase que laten bajo el cambio climático.

Hi do you know if there's some public stats about number of users/status over time? I know of but it just provides a daily snapshot. Cc @feditips

So, lots of new folks around, time for a reintroduction :). I'm Tales (he/him), working in media policy & economics at the University of Salzburg.

I coordinated the Media for Democracy Monitor ( and I'm now managing a EU-funded project on media ownership in Europe (

Like to talk about democracy theories, public policy, and media structure (economics, technology).

Parenting in full time, playing heavy metal 🎸 in the free time 😊

May I do some advertising here? :D Nordicom just published this book edited by Prof. Josef Trappel and myself, The Media for Democracy Monitor 2021: How leading news media survive digital transformation. It brings reports on the media landscape in 18 countries, addressing their structural conditions to fulfilling democratic demands. Open access on the website of the publisher:

Vol 1:
Vol 2:

#Arktis: Das Eis schwindet

Schon Anfang Juni offenes Wasser nur wenige 100 Kilometer vom #Nordpol.
Wie in den letzten Jahren inzwischen normal liegt seine Ausdehnung deutlich unter dem was noch in den 1980er- und 1990er-Jahren für diese Zeit üblich war.

#Klimakrise #Kryosphäre

The longer you keep your phone the more lightly it would have tread the earth, so think twice when you want to buy a new phone. Do you really need a new phone? The truth is, the most #sustainable phone is the one you already own – so make it last. 🌍 📱


Along with a colleague, @dzulli , I'm conducting a survey of Mastodon developers, admins, and users. If you would, please take our survey:

We're focusing on "freedom of expression."

For more info on the survey, see


I've not been here for a while and might have missed something: where has gone??

an important report has just been published by my friend emmi: The Decentralized Web of Hate

"Fascists (and other bad actors) are [...] hosting manifestos resiliently, raising money anonymously, communicating securely to organize attacks, sharing weapons plans, and networking to build out their numbers."

"We cannot abandon p2p technology but we also can't ignore the risks. The only way out is through."


Ich kann einfach nicht aufhören zu lachen, dieses völlige Unverständnis in seinem Gesicht... 😂😂😂


This is gold. 😂


Looking forward to reading this.

A #Green Recovery: The Case for #Climate-Forward Stimulus Policies in America’s #COVID-19 Recession Response

By Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Kristina Karlsson, Kitty Richards, Bracken Hendricks, David Arkush

Ich finde es wird viel zu wenig über #Microsoft geredet, wenn es um die Big Evil in der Tech-Branche geht. Viel zu häufig geht es meist um #Google, #Facebook und #Amazon, während es MS stets schafft sich der größten Kritik zu entziehen. Dabei ist es insbesondere MS, die nicht nur in den USA, sondern auch in anderen Teilen der Welt, den Polizeistaat erst so richtig ausbauen, mit Massenüberwachung, Gesichtserkennung, Polizeiroboter, Drohnen und anderen Dingen, die es der Polizei erlauben werden, praktisch in jedem Bereich der Stadt zu patrouillieren, ohne auch nur einen Fuß in diese zu setzen.

Intercept hatte dazu in diesem Sommer einen ausführlichen Artikel geschrieben. Ende Juli habe ich mitgeholfen diesen ins Deutsche zu übersetzen:

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