cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/247803
Amidst manipulation of content by centralized companies, a need for fair selection of content arises.
Mastodon is a decentralized AGPLv3 licensed software which anyone can host on their own server. Each instance host can keep a copy of Mastodon and can configure it to prioritize content fairly. People can in turn choose servers which they trust.
Server code is always untrusted and even if server code is made open source, one cannot trust that the same code is being run on the server. This can be exploited.
Decentralization of Mastodon solves this exploit by having many servers across the globe.
It already has a lot of userbase.
A community dedicated to fediverse news and discussion.
Fediverse is a portmanteau of “federation” and “universe”. It is a common, informal name for a federation of social network servers whose main purpose is microblogging, the sharing of short, public messages.
Getting started on Fediverse;