Lemmy is not ideologically diverse. Thoughts?

edit: having a community dedicated to letists only can be a bad idea in that it can make sure your beliefs are not questioned. I have thought myself as a socialist and I have thought myself as a anarcho-capitalist, I don’t believe in either anymore. I think if radical views go unchecked they might cause problems. Although I am a capitalist now, being confronted by socialists has made me aware of capitalisms deep flaws. When I considered myself a communist (17 year old me) I thought opposing views really changed my mind. So that’s the ideologically diversity I am talking about.

I love the outlook of lemmy, I think the design is decent and simplistic. But one thing I can’t seem to get over is the fact that almost everyone here seem to think the same politically. Why do you guys think this is?? I know this is a community of leftists foss enthusiasts but I hope everyone here is aware that it is driving many people away from adapting it.


Lemmy is a federated network. The idea with federation is that you’re supposed to join or create an instance that fits your idea of “best instance”. If you dislike the fact that lemmy.ml is an instance for “leftist privacy and FOSS enthusiasts” you should look for another instance that in your opinion is better.

Note that this doesn’t necessarily isolate people with different views (creating an “echo-chamber”), because different instances can still communicate with each other if those instances aren’t blocking the other ones. If you check the “All” tab on the instance’s main page, you can see content posted on other instances too. This page shows how lemmy.ml is connected with other instances: https://lemmy.ml/instances

This site offers a graphical representation of the lemmy federation: https://lemmymap.feddit.de/

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