submitted 3 months ago by informapirata to c/fediverse

Hi everyone, I’m one of the administrators of the Lemmy feddit.it instance - my nick is @poliverso@[email protected]

Together with our fellow administrators, based on some impact assessments, we have decided not to operate any preventative block against Threads, but I am not aware that we are still federated. I noticed that your instance is federated to Threads instead, but I don’t understand how this was possible. The strange thing is that, from your instance, it is still not possible to view those dozen Threads accounts that are currently “federable”. So I wanted to ask you: is there a way to force federation?

Thanks in advance for your feedback, sorry for the inconvenience and best wishes for a happy holiday!

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[-] Skullgrid 9 points 3 months ago

I'm not a fan of this either.

[-] informapirata 7 points 3 months ago

I understand your choices well. We have made an internal evaluation on the opportunity to federate Threads with our instances: with the mastodon poliversity.it instance we decided to silence Threads; with the Friendica poliverso.org instance we used the newly introduced functionality to obfuscate all the personal data of our users towards Threads; with the Lemmy feddit.it instance, however, we decided to leave the federation to try to allow Italian Threads users (feddit.it is an Italian-speaking instance) to use activitypub groups and discover the "free Fediverse"

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

Great example of how there isn't any one right answer here, it's different for different instances. Can I quote this in the "What will instances do? Opinions differ!" section of https://privacy.thenexus.today/should-the-fediverse-welcome-surveillance-capitalism ?

[-] informapirata 1 points 2 months ago
[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago
[-] informapirata 2 points 2 months ago

Thanks for the mention. This is a very interesting and informative page for all users of the fediverse

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago

I agree with this. We should leave the door open to Threads users that may not know the Fediverse.

We can always de-federate later if Threads misbehaves.

[-] informapirata 1 points 3 months ago

Yes, I think so too, but it is a choice that is up to the administrators because it can have dramatic repercussions on the maintenance of the server

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