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Something @nasser and I were talking about last night: one way of thinking about freedom is that it takes more work. Redistributing power means redistributing risk and responsibility. When people are no longer beholden to the whims of a corporate platform, they're more beholden to one another. We're seeing people used to just being mad at Twitter for making bad moderation calls face--and make--moderation calls and face the fallout and face being beholden to others.

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I should probably develop this thought further in not-a-microblog, but I think maybe it would be helpful to situate federated social in the context of mutual aid and concepts like "we keep us safe" rather than replicating a model of deferring responsibility to a corporation.

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@ingrid I think there’s something about the appeal of authoritarianism in this as well. In exchange for loyalty you get freedom from responsibility.

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@DaveSanders I think instances will make different decisions about that; ultimately mutual aid itself is kind of a "from each according to" situation so that would probably shape my own approach.

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@ingrid @darth_mall I think it's better to think in terms of harm reduction than keeping everyone safe.

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Where do you, personally, draw the distinction?
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