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Trump's new social network is preparing to launch... look familiar?

newsweek.com/trump-announces-t

I advise you get on blocking the below domains.

You knew it was going to happen.

Boost it far and wide!

mobile.tmediatech.io/auth/sign

truthsocial.com/

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Also, registrations are open, so there's that.

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@thegibson They just love to reskin mastodon don't they.

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@lordbowlich They can't make this shit themselves... they just corrupt everything you love and use it against you.

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@thegibson …interesting how /about/more is just the Mastodon 404

that’s also an AGPL violation I suspect (or does that only apply to users?)

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@TheGibson

I'm confused. Are these instances and if not, why would I need to block them from here, and how would I do that? Thanks.

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@xenophora Your admin will need to do it.

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@thegibson the toot! button is renamed TRUTH!

this is not satire

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@TheGibson registrations are open you say? :bloblewd:

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@thegibson@hackers.town Hello there Server: Mastodon header...

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@alexandra @thegibson Lol I anticipated this. They deleted the the about page but didn’t change the not found :blobcatlul: I suppose @Gargron can theoretically sue him for AGPL violation

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@thegibson worth noting here that blocking the top level domain blocks everything under it, so blocking tmediatech.io would probably be a better idea than the "mobile" one, as they might well pop up other variants under that in the future.

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@mike Good point. I was in a hurry to get the word out.

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@TheGibson @mike also lol io way to hand your domain over to a foreign power right off the bat asshat

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@djsundog @mike

Hand over?

You're making a strong assumption there.

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@thegibson @mike Just saying: this is only true on Mastodon. Misskey, Pleroma, etc. need the fully-resolved domain.

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@noelle @thegibson ah right, thanks - I was under the impression Pleroma at least worked the same way but my experience of it is very limited.

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@ottaross
its the instance admins/moderators who do it, as a user you normaly dont have to do it if your server has a decent team running it.
@TheGibson

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@thegibson We don't know whether it will be federated or not, are we?

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@thegibson Their ToS prohibits "excessive use of capital letters"

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? HOW ARE INTERNET USERS OF THE EARLY 90s SUPPOSED TO CHAT?

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@thegibson Ironically, sections 17, 18, 20, and 21 of their ToS are... you guessed it: in all capital letters. 😂

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@adam amazing... the bold innovation!

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@thegibson curiously, rather than using one of the existing white nationalist forks, they seem to have just taken stock mastodon and clumsily removed all the branding

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@TheGibson I thought it had already happened with gettr but apparently I was wrong. Or maybe they’re in permanent launch mode to « keep it fresh » and make headlines because who doesn’t love a good trump headline (not trump at least) 🙄

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@thegibson ""We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American president has been silenced. This is unacceptable.""

It's not that rare that Trump identifies an issue correctly, but has the wrong cause and solution.

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@thegibson I might be being a bit dense, but is defederating going to Settings -> Moderation -> Federation -> Add domain block and filling out the necssary bits?

And is there an inverse? Like, please accept all posts from a domain and display on federated timeline?

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@pwarren default will leave it open.

Domain blocks are handled in moderation->federation

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@thegibson Done. Even if it is just on the anticipation of them trying to federate.

@thegibson I’m looking forward to signing up and using their api to post random quotes from Obama and Chairman Mao.

@dch @TheGibson

Someone already beat you to impersonation, but they impersonated Trump. Better be quick if you want to claim Obama or Mao handles

(nitter.net/MikaelThalen/status)

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@thegibson seems Trump's latest social media tower has already toppled? The domains abruptly stopped resolving for me in the last half hour or so...anybody else see that?

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@thegibson if truthsocial tried to federate, would screw it up big time. I suspect they will try hiding all traces of stealing code from public.
Look at their TOS:

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@dudenas @TheGibson I think what you quoted there is d'accord with AGPL. It's true that Mastodon source code is licensed to them (through AGPL), and intellectual property rights apply. It's just that they are required to publish the source code as per AGPL in order to comply with the license requirements.

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@feli @thegibson Thanks, that was a precise note. Let's wait for the published source code ;)

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@TheGibson I moved away from corporate platforms to stay away from censorship, not to embrace it. This cancel culture gets tiresome.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.