Interesting times. I'm starting to see bits and pieces of Twitter-style spam on here.
Advocates for the federated model believe the improved moderator/user ratio will keep things from getting out of hand. I'm on the fence.
Until now, the lack of spam has been mostly a result of this being a niche, obscure, tiny part of the Internet. Spamming it wasn't worth the effort.
As the Fediverse grows, theories will be tested! Fingers crossed.
@decoy Trying to create a list of all the spammers has never worked and will never work.
They create throw-away accounts, throw-away servers, use throw-away networks.
White-lists can work though. But that means the whole Fediverse would effectively be come invite-only.
@HerraBRE okay, what about a web-of-trust where the whitelist goes two hops from your peers
@decoy Something like that might help.
But, uh, spam has been a problem for just about every single Internet service attempted since the 90s. We're not going to "solve" it in a couple of toots. It's actually a hard problem! 😃
Time will tell how the Fediverse copes.
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