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@hund@linuxrocks.online By necessity we put a lot of trust in whoever hosts our data.

Mastodon could end up in a worse position because it's hard to audit who is hosting each server and what their privacy and security policies are.

How do the users on my server know that I don't rummage through their private DMs or store the backups insecurely or apply the latest patches?

@caleb @hund Mastodon's inherently limited in the amount of abuse someone can do - you can't stalk your ex here without doing a *lot* of legwork.

Mastodon also has more transparrency about who your admin is. Don't like the admin? Move, or become an admin. These aren't choices with monolithic entities.

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