"We banned nearly 37M accounts between January and March of this year"

If you've ever wondered what it's like to fight spam at scale, here's what Reddit deals with.

When I occasionally say that I've very strong concerns about the Fediverse dealing successfully with abuse at this scale, this is the sort of thing I'm talking about.


@dredmorbius As long as instances stay small enough for moderators to keep on top, and instance admins are proactive about blocking other instances that permit abuse, I am optimistic about the Fediverse's future. We don't have to deal with it all at once by ourselves.

There were many reasons for Usenets failure of moderation though

@pettter @dredmorbius Yeah, in particular, the "feed" model is really different for moderation than the Fediverse's "subscribe" model. Your reach is tiny without the consent of other users.

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