I’ve never run a Peertube instance so I don’t have any first hand experience, but I think I’ve heard comments here and there about it being hard to block toxic or otherwise undesirable instances from federating with your own instance? Is this true, and what exactly is the problem?

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So, essentially, it’s pretty easy blocking toxic instances/videos from your instance if you do three things.

No auto-follow of instances. You choose which instances you follow.

No open-signups or if you do you put new videos into the autoblock list for moderator review. You can then disable this for certain accounts that have proven they are not going to upload toxic videos.

No resolving distant content. When enabled a user on your instance could simply copy/paste a link to a channel or video and watch it from your instance (can also follow, comment, like etc). If disabled then only instances followed by your instance can be interacted with by your users. interacted should be understood as following channels, watching videos, commenting, liking, adding to playlist. If you search for a video that is on an instance that is not federating it will simply give no results.

PeerTube moderation has come a long way from the v1. It’s got autoblock list, video reporting (forwards the report to the original instance too). v3 will bring comment reporting also.

The biggest problem so far is that mods can’t see a users’ comment history. There is a workaround, however: search for that account on mastodon and choose ‘toots and replies’. (You can boost your own comments onto Mastodon that way too if you are interested).

With the launch of SepiaSearch.org Framasoft is going to moderate their instance index. I’ve recently reported a couple of instances and they’ve taken most of them down for example. I would recommend following PeerTube Isolation.

In the end, it honestly depends on if you are ready to spend time moderating or not. I would also recommend showing that reporting content does help. It’s impossible to review every video, and even less every comment. There are over 50k videos on PeerTube, over 500 different instances.

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@fruechtchen
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@nutomic@lemmy.ml i think you could explain your experiences using the newest peertube version. As far as i know you complained about the lack of moderation features, which seems to be available in the newest version.

There are some moderated ones, I follow one called TILvids that reuploads infotainment with permission, it also has some exclusives from the runner. I feel like thats how PeerTube can be successful. Different instances to fill different niches instead of a bunch of wildcard instances.

sorry for the spam I think it lagged or something

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I remember @nutomic@lemmy.ml taking about this a while back?

@nutomic
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Yes, moderation was mostly ignored by Peertube devs, but recently they have started to improve it, adding things like comment reports, and removing fascist instances from their official website. But I didnt really follow the project, and neither did I do any moderation on peertube.social so I dont know how it is in practice. Maybe @Niquarl@lemmy.ml can comment more.

@fruechtchen@lemmy.ml

Peertube is like 98% right-wing conspiracy theories at the moment. It’s a problem.

Fun fact is that I haven’t seem any.

I guess as long as you stick to correct instances it’s fine.

I envy you. When I check the trending page it’s all plandemic conspiracies.

@Niquarl
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What instance are you on?

I mean, they’re federated, so I see stuff from all sorts of instances. I’m on justtelly.com but I do not remember why I picked that one. I may move in the near future.

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Is that because the moderation and instance blocking systems aren’t very good or just because most instances are right wing themselves?

A ton of the instances are dedicated to right-wing conspiracy theories that are no longer allowed on YouTube.

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That’s a shame. Seems it’s mostly jerks that have been banned from popular platforms on there then.

Correct. It’s why more normal people need to start posting to Peertube.

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