• DessalinesA
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    I don’t understand the point of this either, most of the trump politicians are already on gab. Maybe trump just wants his own brand rather than joining gab. Either way it’ll turn into a racist hellhole immediately.

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      Maybe trump just wants his own brand rather than joining gab.

      Abso-fucking-lutely. Trump is a massive narcissist and loves putting his name on stuff, doesn’t matter if he contributed to them or not.

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        It will be subject to Apple’s code of conduct. They will have to remove racist material or get removed from the app store.

        If only their own app gets taken down, then that’s an absolute win. But, Apple/Google/etc could very well see this as an excuse to take down general purpose Mastodon clients as well, saying “well one of the biggest instances is Trump’s and we don’t want to have something that can easily connect to it!” In the end, it doesn’t actually matter if they don’t have a leg to stand on since they have absolute control over their stores. Google already removed the official Mastodon app from the play store for several days without even giving a clear reason last year.

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          Wait till

          this instance is blocked from use in masclient

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            Same thing that happened with Gab, some clients will implement a clientside block and some won’t. IMO it’s pointless to do a clientside block, I guess you could work around it by making a DNS redirection or something.

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              It is so that my client is not banned from appstore, I don’t think apple is going to say

              haha we set up a DNS redirection and bypassed your blocking so bann

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                Imagined if we lived in a world where Apple could tell Mozilla or Google that their web browser was delisted from the App Store because they don’t blacklist some domain name.

                I know where you’re coming from and I understand why, it’s just that blocking specific hostnames from an app that is simply handling a protocol seems an overreach.

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                  See the thing is is that apple reviewers know how a web browser works (probably) but the fed? not so sure. To them it’s probably just a twitter clone.

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            That’s how nearly every fediverse app works. It’s also how things like browsers work :P

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                I actually like web apps over app apps, mainly because I can close them and not worry about them running in the background and doing stuff with my phone that I don’t want it doing.

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        And they probably won’t publish their own app to avoid that possibility, simply guiding their users towards a Mastodon-compatible client.

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      I think he’s avoiding gab because its a known Nazi hell hole. If puts off the moderate repubs

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        moderate repubs

        I honestly doubt that’s even a concern. Anyone actually “moderate” wouldn’t want anything to do with that fascist cult.

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        I think this too, but @dessalines is not that wrong with the own Trump brand. Like the Trump Towers and so on. Trump is a blender and blender work best with their own brand.

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        Trump just wants his own sandbox where he sets the rules and have the megaphone to shout as loud as he wishes.