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 @feditips We do not need safeguarding of vulnerable groups we need to consequently remove offensive, hateful, misogynistic and racist posts. And we will need to acknowledge that rightwing idiots also can setup those platforms and that we need to block those, so they can live on their own in their small bubble of narrow-mindedness and hate. Hate is not an opinion and as such not protected. So there will ne a workflow on how and when to block instances from fediverse.

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Agreed, so explain HOW the fediverse works to people and how they can block.

At the same time good education to tackle hate is also important.

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All cultures and opinions welcome.
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