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Maya
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the article takes the position that deplatforming bad stuff doesn’t impact its reach, and I’m not sure that’s true.

@diorama
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deplatforming

Whether deplatforming works has been debated here.
N.B.: I post the link only for reference and I do not want anybody to participate that specific discussion.

In the particular case of the fediverse, I am quite confident that deplatforming gab works.

@aeroplain
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@diorama
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Thanks for discussing this.

Posting is not endorsement.
The fact somebody posts a link does not imply one agrees with everything is written there. If one is at stake posting something one does not agree with, there are other solutions to clarify what one actually thinks. Lemmy gives the possibility to add a comment just below the posted link.
If one deems this is not enough, an alternative may be to archive the link somewhere or to attach a snapshot of the content.

Maya
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no, I don’t think the whole piece is without merit, and there’s certainly interesting discussion to have. I think having your cautionary warnings in the summary (rather than just a comment) makes it abundantly clear that you think people should read with their critical thinking hats on. I sometimes like to do the same thing with less controversial content, even - - “the bit about elephants was interesting and new to me”, say–to point people toward what you think is valuable to absorb or discuss.

@nutomic
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Any platform that emphasises “free speech” will be full of fascists sooner or later, its not hard to understand. And its pretty easy to avoid by having rules against bigotry and banning fascists on sight (like we do).

Dessalines
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Yup, and strong moderation abilities / tools are the best way to keep the trolls out.

@bytesnake
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Interesting read, I never heard of Voat before some people brought it up in the hackernews comments. I think that a platform has to balance echo chambers and noisy input, IMO lemmy is at the latter end at the moment. (which is fine because of its small size)

@aeroplain
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Arden
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Also kind of relevant here is the proliferation of many subverses on Voat (communities here). While I’d love to have a plethora of groups on Lemmy to join or create myself, personally I’m spending my efforts making posts or commenting on existing communities to build content here.

Maya
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I’m hoping for a vibrant cross posting culture (and features to facilitate it) once we get to federation, and I wonder how that can interact with smaller communities.

@matjoeman
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Reddit has several dead communities as well, but nowhere near the level of Voat’s.

This seems like an odd statement. I’d wager Reddit has 10x as many dead subreddits as active ones, if not mroe. Any site that allows the instant creation of unlimited custom communities will have mostly dead ones, and the number of dead communities will increase as the number of users of the site increases.

Maybe the author’s point was more that Voat has more dead communities with simple easily discoverable names.

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