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The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. - Albert Einstein #famous #quotes

question:

Can I see who someone follows only if they're on my instance?

Wow. Deep diving into the ... There's an instance that has a list on GitHub of all the (many) instances they block.
The reason is almost always because

Like that's bad.

Like you shouldn't be for it. github.com/tootcafe/blocked-in

@adam I'll never not be astonished how those who's power was born from the most decentralized, federated thing to ever exist believe they can centralize and control it.

Such is the nature of power I guess.

@ned @PhoneBoy @Johncdvorak If I was “moderating” like the shoshnets, yes. Werner they pay their contributors is irrelevant. They are performing actions of a publisher and should first be categorized as such.

I’m against the whole idea of centralized services like that, or even mastodon for that matter. Everyone should have their own instance, just like an email address. Federation takes care of the rest.

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - C. S. Lewis

Liberdon

Liberdon is a Mastodon instance for libertarians, ancaps, anarchists, voluntaryists, agorists, etc to sound off without fear of reprisal from jack or zuck. It was created in the wake of the Great Twitter Cullings of 2018, when a number of prominent libertarian accounts were suspended or banned.