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Effect of ActivityPub, not Lemmy. All federating systems function similarly, because it's a feature of the protocol.
If instances want, they can ignore delete requests and your content stays in their cache forever (remember Pleroma nazis from couple of years ago?) - now, that is an instance problem that might be a GDPR issue, but good luck reporting it to anyone who cares. At best you can block and defederate, but that doesn't mean your posts are removed.

The fediverse has no privacy, it's "public Internet". Probably a good idea to treat it as such.

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In this case, the "lemmy devs" and the operators of lemmy.ml are the same people and it's hosted within EU.
But - that's still a far cry from getting any kind of GDPR violation report going, much less getting it through the process to actual fines.
People like to bring up GDPR violations as a some kind of super-moderator tool, but it isn't that easy and it definitely isn't automated.

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Yeah. That's what I said

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I find it interesting that Meta Platforms, Inc., a company known for harvesting user data, is blocking some servers from fetching its public posts. They decided to implement a feature Mastodon calls Authorized fetch.

This was always going to happen. They will block agressively, because they can't have their precious advertising money mixed with CSAM, nazis and other illegal content. And the fedi is full of that.

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It's also a matter of scale. FB has 3 billion users and it's all centralized. They are able to police that. Their Trust and Safety team is large (which has its own problems, because they outsource that - but that's another story). The fedi is somewhere around 11M (according to fedidb.org).
The federated model doesn't really "remove" anything, it just segregates the network to "moderated, good instances" and "others".

I don't think most fedi admins are actually following the law by reporting CSAM to the police (because that kind of thing requires a lot resources), they just remove it from their servers and defederate. Bottom line is that the protocols and tools built to combat CSAM don't work too well in the context of federated networks - we need new tools and new reporting protocols.

Reading the Stanford Internet Observatory report on fedi CSAM gives a pretty good picture of the current situation, it is fairly fresh:
https://cyber.fsi.stanford.edu/io/news/addressing-child-exploitation-federated-social-media

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Who needs parody when these things write themselves

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I've been using Debian since 1.3. Haven't really ever needed anything else.
I did "experiment" a bit when the decision to go with systemd was taken, but in the end, most distros went with it and it really isn't that big deal for me.

So it's just Debian. I need a computer that works.

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How is Lando higher than Rovanperä? WTF? What championship did he win? Or better.. did he actually win anything at all this year?

Which microblogging platform should i ideally host?

Opinions on which microblogging federated platform is currently the most stable yet developed one ? I am currently hosting a gotosocial one, but the federation is sometimes a little iffy, so i am in need of some help on deciding what would be the best one to host while being compatible with most of the fediverse.

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Gates is probably just as bad and evil as the global 0.1%:er billionaire cabal members come, but that site gave me a crackpot conspiracy brainrot.

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It's wild that a site with hundreds of millions of users, didn't invest into multiple-account deletion tools.
True start-up mentality, that one.

Just shows how our "critical" social media is really just some hasty tape and bubblegum behind the scenes to keep the front from falling apart.

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As is the case normally with these "exodus" things, most people went back to Reddit after the first month here.

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I'm old school. I use text files

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I still do that for meeting minutes, out of old habits, but other stuff like design notes/specs need to be e-mailed around, so it had to be something digital. Markup in text files was my solution.

I've never used Evernote, I thought it was something Mac specific?

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It's a silly hashtag för instances that are in a "pact" to block Threads

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Because the people signed the pact did it long time ago, before any details about Threads federation was known. It was a typical fedi kneejerk reaction.

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I guess majority on fedi are dumbasses in that case ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Mastodon is pretty fucked up anyway because everyone is on mastodon.social.

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I bet he does. You can block/mute influencers pretty easily and you can block the whole domain if you so wish.
He's talking about some kind of nefarious ad injection into ActivityPub objects as part of server to server activities.

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Why spend the money up front? That's just bad business.

Yeah agreed. They're building a multi-million dollar social network - why spend all that money up front when they could have just installed small anonymous Pleroma on Raspberry Pi for under 100 bucks if they'd wanted to mine our data.

I don't think fedi is their "target".

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How do we accomplish that?

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Somehow I don't think many instance admins have resources or knowhow to drive legal processes against Meta?

And while a disclaimer on the instance page might have some effect, the Federation protocol makes it hard to avoid getting a copy of the said content in your cache.

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