Hello Fediverse, and and especially PeerTube's admins.

After finding Neo-Nazi content on the instance I was using, I realized that far-right groups have created PeerTube instances or use unmoderated instances to share their videos.

This content federates on other instances.

I've created this account to list somewhere theses instances, making it easier to isolate them and their content and protect us.

The list :


You can help by reporting instances to this account.

You can follow this account to get update about this list (theses will be under a content warning).

( Inspired by @isolategab )

@defrisselle really ?
Refusing to promote hate speech is being fascist ? Can you explain why ?

@PeerTube_Isolation @isolategab


@defrisselle @PeerTube_Isolation @isolategab look up what the paradox of tolerance is, and read thix xkcd, then reconsider if free speech should be a goal unto itself or if maybe nazis are subverting liberal values to undermine our society

@PeerTube_Isolation thank you for doing this. peertube is unusable if this isn't done properly. I decided to give it a try and I was shocked!

@distel From a user perspective, choosing the right instance is as important as it is on Mastodon. The admin of the instance decides which other instances to follow. This can be seen in the about page of the instance. The instance policy can also be found there (or the absence of it). Also it's important to check the local content to see if proper moderation is in place. I'm currently on and I find it a very pleasant environment.


@ericbuijs @distel @PeerTube_Isolation

it's really too bad there isn't a simple "block this instance/user" as there is in Mastodon... this would at the very least allow users to censor what "they" don't want to see or be exposed too.

There will always be critics of Moderator's decisions, that's for sure. It can never be individually suited.

@LPS I agree this would be a good addition. The user/creator tools for 'moderation' are currently limited to reporting a video to the admin, deleting a comment and for some instances send the admin a message.

@distel @PeerTube_Isolation

@PeerTube_Isolation There are a lot of consequences to hosting other peoples' content, especially people you don't know.

This strategy is very good, but hopefully the reports will be verified with neutrality and false positives will not be generated, as happens in Mastodon with the generalized blocking lists; greetings 🤔

@PeerTube_Isolation @isolategab

@setsuna thanks for the heads up, i saw this a couple days ago and blocked the two domains that are listed so far already :ms_thumbs_up_clw_r1:

@PeerTube_Isolation @isolategab

@PeerTube_Isolation @isolategab

Holy shit.

On the bright side, I guess PeerTube is working pretty good. :blobthinking:

On the other hand, holy shit. :blobthinkingeyes:

@polychrome @PeerTube_Isolation @isolategab I didn't know this wasn't common knowledge. I thought that was why folks were avoiding Peertube and not uploading anything new. :ablobflushed:

@PeerTube_Isolation @isolategab
😍 That is great work, thanks for taking the initiative! 😍

We recently have published an "automute" plugin that could use such a blocklist. Do you think you could set it in a JSON format?

Here is the sample: and here is the plugin doc:
And @Chocobozzz can offer some guidance if you need it.

Thanks again, you're doing an important work ❤️

while I agree that some instances shouldn't be up, what counts as "hate speech" is now too far encompassing (not saying it's okay to have videos of actual Nazism and other content that physically harms another, please do not misunderstand). I believe a better approach would be to allow instances to blacklist other instances such that the blacklisted content does not federate down to your instance. (1/2)

@PeerTube_Isolation @isolategab
Pushing for a more civil solution as mentioned would have more benefits such as removing sole entities from being arbiters of truth (a central authority deciding whose instance gets to be federated at all would make the platform no better than youtube). If an instance happens to be hosting content many find unsavory, then you can simply add that instance to your own blacklist and report it to the appropriate authorities if you believe further action is required.

@PeerTube_Isolation @isolategab
Again please do not interpret this as me defending actual Nazis, pedophiles, etc.. I merely do not like blanket censorship and suppression of anyone's speech (even if I feel what they have to say is offensive/stupid).

@omelettechu @isolategab That's exactly the point of this account, to provide a list of instance to blacklist.
There's comments on why an instance is problematic from my point of view and admins can decide if they want to block it or not.

I'm not as severe on the list maintained here as I would be for my own instance, it's a tool for admins to avoid some trouble and save some times.

I don't agree about your point on censorship. It's not censorship. When an instance is blocked by another it don't cease to exist.

Ah, I think I misunderstood your intent. I thought the proposed idea was to mass actually prevent the listed instances from being federated at all (a hardcoded, immutable list). My bad, my point on censorship would have made more sense if that was the real proposition... Misinterpretation at it's finest, carry on lads!

@PeerTube_Isolation @omelettechu

Exactly. Federation is not a right, and freedom of association for instance owners is a key freedom.

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