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Twitter has just crossed the Rubicon. A corporation has suspended the main means of communication of the head of state of the most powerful country in the world.

Silicon Valley Declares War
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Ah yes. So very mature. Your argument is so solid that you can’t even stand me calling you out on not being able to comprehend what I wrote (or not having read it). These people. 😂

@fabsh
The solution would be standardized, federated and interoperable communication platforms of all sorts with governments that operate their own instances, where local laws apply.

Like Matrix for the Bundeswehr and in France instead of WhatsApp and the Mastodon instances of @bfdi and @lfdi .

Great, let's get it done!

@tpheine @bfdi @lfdi Yeah. Problem is the public won’t be there and that defeats the purpose.

@fabsh
Yeah, but maybe then the people may join it as well, when they find out that there will be all information available instead of FB or Twitter?

@bfdi @lfdi

@tpheine @bfdi @lfdi Yeah. No. Following someone on another servers is so complicated, non-nerds will never accept this...

@fabsh
Although I can not agree with it, as I can follow across instances without any hassles, I understand and sure agree, that the Fediverse in general needs improvement. This can and could be done with public resources, when real company independence is the goal and full time developer will be paid to improve it.

Have a nice day, mate ☺️

@tpheine @fabsh it only needs improvement of you want to lower the bar so much we welcome a flood of morons into the network. It isn't difficult for people with half a brain and that suits me just fine. Its like passing a sorely needed Internet license test.

@fabsh very conflicted on this one, at what point do you draw the line between incitement to violence and free speech? what about the fact that the more regulation you throw at this problem, the harder it is for new players to enter the field, which only makes the companies stronger? either way, the solution is fedi, question is how to get that to happen. Maybe there could be laws forcing all social media companies to federate? (if only)

@jack Federated is not the solution. I learned that when identi.ca failed. It’s too complicated for the public.

@fabsh heh, sometimes i feel like the internet as a whole is too complicated for the public

@jack Not really. Depends on who builds the tools. Open source nerds seldom do it in a way that works for the public at large... At least as far as frontends is concerned.

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