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If Google wants a useless login block. Should I?

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This weekend there's an exhibition by @mondstern at @topio in Berlin displaying 104 pictures of (mostly) apps from #FDroid! ❤️

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Thanks to this post QOTO is currently being linked from HackerNews in the #1 spot. Our instance is getting a lot of exposure as is this very important issue.
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Due to recent events, I read so much wrong things about

- No, Fedilab was a paid app before the gab matter. The goal was to move people to F-Droid (Fedilab got more than 50k active users at this time)

- No, I didn't remove the free version, it was taken down by Google due to donation links.

- Yes, in-app login block is useless. That will never prevent your account to see messages from instances that you don't want to see.

And yes, the app has all tools to build your safe place.

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Holy crap, google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech. At least three apps I know of anyway and I'd imagine the others will follow soon under the exact same reasoning.} Seems to be the case with Husky, Fedilab, and "subway" tooter.

this is a scary precedent if google play is going to ban any apps that can in any way be used to access content with hate speech. So what about a forum client, do they take that down just because there is a forum somewhere on the internet posting hate speech?

This is particularly worrisome because for most people Google Play is the only way they understand to install apps at all.

Picture attached of one of the notices received by fedilab.

@fedilab @tateisu #fediverse #mastoadmin #freespeech #censorship

So what Fediverse apps on Google have not yet received their UGC warning?
I still didn't get a reply for getting more information 🙄

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Fundamentally, I'm not an English-speaking resident and my app doesn't include any user tracking. It is unrealistic for me to "moderate" the servers via the app.

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I was notified that @tateisu's Mastodon app "Subway Tooter" has received a warning from the Google Play Store citing user-generated content that "incites discrimination".

A Mastodon app does not host or promote any content. The user types the address to connect to. The responsibility of moderating resides with that server. So unless Google is going to drop Chrome, Firefox and Opera from its platform, this is completely out of line.

Source in Japanese:

Did you know that you can get the timeline of a Mastodon user through your favorite rss feed reader?

For getting the RSS url, it's quite simple:


So for my account, it's

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Friendica is a free open source federated social network with a Facebook-style interface, and part of the Fediverse. You can follow the official blog at:

➡️ @news

The official site is at

Some good up-to-date instances include and

Installation guide for self-hosting:

The @fedilab app is compatible with Friendica accounts.

#Friendica #Fediverse #ActivityPub #Facebook #Alternatives #FOSS #FLOSS

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If I create an open collective dedicated to pay a translation Api, would you be in the game?

The best bet would be to have a DeepL Api key which is more respectful for privacy. Even if Fedilab obfuscates sensitive data, it's better when the server did that natively for you.

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If I create an open collective dedicated to pay a translation Api, would you be in the game?

Yandex Translate api shut down its free API (2 days ago). I will try to add Bing support in the next release (which still offers free api key).
Currently, you can switch to another translator (DeepL or systrans) with , but you need your Api key.

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@mzumquadrat @fedilab Cyberpunk Neon is also available for other things, not only Fedilab, including a CSS stylesheet for Mastodon web :-)

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TubeLab 🇨🇵 

TubeLab est disponible sur . Cela vous donnera une idée de la version pour toutes les instances à venir.

TubeLab est une application Peertube pour les instances académiques. -

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