the blessed things about being on a decentralized platform like mastodon are: there isn't one giant corporation accountable only to stockholders running the whole thing; your online presence is not beholden to the whims of moderators — if you don't like the rules, you can go to another instance and take your data with you, and if you get punted from one instance you can always try your hand at another; the network can never be taken down – as long as there's an instance up, there's a network

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@selfagency Akin to Gnutella — but for, say, the entire discourse that Facebook, Twitter, etc. are mismanaging thoroughly AF.

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Recently, the handling of online defamation has become a hot topic on many mass media as well as social media channels. News Article for Reference: https://www.jiji.com/sp/article?k=2020052500387 In response to these reports, it is expected that lawsuits and disclosure requests will become more publicly known; and government agencies will order stricter enforcement in addition to tightening regulations. However, under the current state of Japan, we will not be able to handle the increase of such administrative burdens and will have trouble dealing with it appropriately. Thus, we have decided to stop providing our service on mstdn.jp and mastodon.cloud starting June 30, 2020. We are very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding on the matter.