Every instance on the Fediverse has its own set of rules written by the people who run that instance.

If you disagree with them, you can move to another instance with different rules.

This is how the Fediverse differs from centralised social media such as Twitter/Facebook/IG, there is no single group or person with power over everyone.

On Mastodon, you can see your instance rules by clicking on the "About this server" link in the bottom left.

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@feditips If you don't like any of the rules anywhere, set your own server up and take responsibility for the security, safety and financial support of the server.

@zleap @feditips "anyone can setup a server" is false information. Less tech inclined users are definitely not able to setup a server and misleading informations like this damage the Fediverse reputation, because it leads to highly frustrated non-users. Been there, done that, got no shirt. Personally I think that "everyone can setup a server" is a highly arrogant attitude.

@zleap @feditips To make that really true the multiple Fediverse flavor need to become WAY more userfriendly and hosting-friendly. Until then it's a solution for geeks and nerds.

@holzi @feditips Agreed, how can we make it easier. At the same time balance free speech / expression with safeguarding vulnerable groups

We can do this, we just need to convince users or potential users regarding that.?

@zleap @holzi @feditips teach users they are now their own censors and if they can’t handle it find a nanny node.
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@Coyote @holzi @feditips

I think one of the reasons all this grooming takes place is because parents seem to use devices as electronic babysitting devices. Or are blind to the fact of the dangers, as they are so hooked and trusting of these platforms.

@zleap
What dangers you mean for grown ups? If you cant live with differences of opinions please commit a suicide as life will certainly kill you anyway.

@Coyote @holzi @feditips

@PawelK @Coyote @holzi @feditips

The laws targeting large social media platforms will eventually end up applying to the fediverse despite the fact we can just block those who post things we don't like, we need to ensure the laws that are made support and don't hinder our efforts.

Society looks for someone to blame,

@zleap
True but in ideal world govts overprotection of bigtech 1.0 should be killed too.

@Coyote @holzi @feditips

@PawelK @Coyote @holzi @feditips

Indeed facebook can take down images of tattooed nipples bit seems to fail at dealing with child abuse .

@zleap
Not only that. Many many more alike categories and they feed on theft. Twatters and yt and giggle are in it balls deep too.

@Coyote @holzi @feditips

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