"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 Well, that's why there should be many dedicated instances, just like there are many websites: Of course there are scammy ones, but the WWW seems to filter itself fairly well.
I'm going to posit that if you're looking for a humanity-scale network, you need to be able to handle at least 1010 individual nodes. (Probably a few multiples of this given multiple roles, associations, and collective organisations, whether commecial, social, or other orientation.)
And that present Fediverse / Mastodon architecture doesn't accomodate this well.
On the internet, everyone knows you're a cat — and that's totally okay.