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.
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 )
@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 peertube.linuxrocks.online and I find it a very pleasant environment.
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.
@PeerTube_Isolation There are a lot of consequences to hosting other peoples' content, especially people you don't know.
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: https://framagit.org/framasoft/peertube/official-plugins/-/blob/master/peertube-plugin-auto-mute/tests/blocklist-sample.json and here is the plugin doc: https://framagit.org/framasoft/peertube/official-plugins/-/tree/master/peertube-plugin-auto-mute
And @Chocobozzz can offer some guidance if you need it.
Thanks again, you're doing an important work ❤️
Is this file okay : https://peertube_isolation.frama.io/list/peertube_isolation.json ?
Can I add it in the auto mute README? https://framagit.org/framasoft/peertube/official-plugins/-/tree/master/peertube-plugin-auto-mute
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)
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.
@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!
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