I have decided to block Meta’s Fediverse platform threads.net. The three reasons pushing me to do so are:

  • Meta’s known history of the Embrace-Extend-Extinguush playbook (XMPP)
  • Meta’s disturbing data collection practices when it comes to threads.
  • I don’t trust Meta to keep their platform properly moderated. Especially since large parts of the fediverse already defederated, reducing the number of independent moderators checking over their content.

Edit: This is preventitive, threads.net does not offer ActivityPub support currently but has announced plans to do so in the future.