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What news publications have you seen set up shop on Mastodon?

I've come across the following that are active & appear to be legit:

- LA Times @losangelestimes
- NBC News @nbcnews
- ProPublica @ProPublica
- VOA @VOANews
- The Intercept @theintercept
- The Conversation @TheConversationUS
- Meduza @meduza_en
- Global Voices @globalvoices
- Grist @grist
- Arctic Today @ArcticToday
- Die Tageszeitung (in German) @tazgetroete
- Le Monde diplomatique (in French)
@mdiplo

#media #news #journalism

CVS and Walgreens are now limiting how much children's fever meds you can buy, as demand soars in the "tripledemic."
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Seasonal reminder: Alcohol is a completely legal drug that destroys lives, relationships and families. Don't make it hard for people who are trying to stay sober to enjoy festivities and functions.

@elonmusk@twitter.com Notably, this response came in reply to an account promoting a right-wing news site.

Opinions from the right are the only ones he values.

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@Toxic_Flange @girlgerms @hacks4pancakes

It's crazy that we're approaching Twitter now the same way that the Chinese have to encode forbidden topics on WeChat

Week 1: We will finally bring free speech to the Internet

Week 8: Linktree is illegal

Coming up on the show from 3-6p eastern today… Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren and Congressman Joaquin Castro plus suspended twitter journalists @donieosullivan and @w7voa as well as @mollyjongfast SE Cupp, Jefferson Morley, Mike Isaac, Bill Weir, Chloe Melas, and Brad Hendrickson - American helping civilians in Ukraine. See you soon!

Every news outlet should stand up a Mastondon instance for their reporters & staff.

It’ll be great to see GivennameFamilyname@mastodon.famousnewspaper.com or whatever domain they want to use.

Built in verification. Every reporter for the Washington Post on a washpo domain. Every reporter for the New York Times on an NYTimes domain. Etc, etc.

Plus the “local” feed for each instance becomes a feed of all the posts from that institution mixed together — providing extra discovery.

If you're trying to find journalists on Mastodon, I've created a verified database of several hundred here: presscheck.org. Since the backlog has become enormous, the unverified waiting list is now public also: presscheck.org/pending

another interesting idea is to deactivate/reactivate your account a lot. That's a heavyweight operation because it has to archive and unarchive the graph edges, and graph operations are complicated and often have high constant factors.

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People are claiming Elon Musk lied about those journalists revealing his location but to be fair they did all reveal that his head is up his ass

This is such an obvious point but it is so hilarious to me that Elon's free-speech crusade on Twitter lasted all of six weeks before he started indiscriminately banning reporters. Like what an all-time hilarious business story

Money can't buy happiness or class (you know how to behave as a grown-up). I have been on the Internet for longer than Elon. You have to let go of certain things. Banning links, accounts, and stuff is for MODs and not for the world's 2nd richest person. Seek help, man. Don't play a childish game.

Just signed up for Mastodon. Hope it doesn’t become a dumpster fire like twitter. This feels like that movie where the humans have to go find another planet suitable for life after messing things up on earth.

This is wild. This is just a short list of prominent journalists suspended from Twitter for the “crime” of being critical of Mu$k. They didn’t promote violence, misinformation, or any form of hate. They simply were critical of his policies. And for their simple criticism—they got suspended.

This is your so-called free speech champion who will save humanity. 🙄

Stop trusting billionaires. Start taxing them.

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