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What’s Happening to Twitter Could Never Happen to Mastodon

PCMag: “An incomplete and unscientific explanation of why Mastodon is safe from Elon-style shenanigans. Several Twitter crises ago, my editor pitched me the idea for this story. The suggestion was to explain not just why I thought Mastodon—a decentralized social network for Twitter-style posts—was better than Twitter, but also how it could resist whatever Musk-inflicted wound was in the news at the time. I liked the idea, but I didn’t get around to writing it. A few weeks later there was another crisis at Twitter (there have been so many I honestly can’t remember which one) and this story came up again. And again. And again. And so now, I think it’s finally time to run down the list and explain why Mastodon is structurally and technically impervious to the madness that is plaguing Twitter…” Please join me on Mastotodon – updated daily with toots unique to this account.

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