i saw a toot about it elsewhere but i can’t find it so: basically don’t trust mastodon for things you want to stay Actually Private. instance admins can read DMs, and instance admins can read the private posts of anyone their users follow. this is sort of inherent to the current architecture. and for all twitter’s sins, i trust the admins to not leak random people’s DMs more than i trust every instance admin ever.
Why can't every site be run by an infallible sysadmin who pays for everything forever and shares my exact politics?
@ben @BestGirlGrace @hierarchon Web of Trust in the fediverse would actually be really sweet. Someone could transfer their account to another instance and as long as they still had their GPG key, it would show up that you still trust that person. I would want it generated and stored off-site though and I'm not sure how that would work.
Cybrespace is an instance of Mastodon, a social network based on open web protocols and free, open-source software. It is decentralized like e-mail.