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Trump’s new TruthSocial had what someone described as a “soft open” today.

Oh, sure – the iPhone people got in. At least, until the backlog built up.

Not much luck for the web people, of which I are one. I’ve been refreshing the page for a week and getting a “forbidden” message. I assumed that was because it wasn’t ready, but no – it was because my IP was outside the US.

So I fiddled with my IP and came at it ‘from’ the US. Not much better luck. Both the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy links (which you have to sign off on) go to an Error 404 and the Signup button takes you to another error message. No Trump media for this little weasel, yet.

Oh, I’ve signed up for them all. The Fediverse is the one I’m rooting for, as it’s a decentralized federation of independent servers. Hence, ungovernable. But I’ve just tried going to the main server I was using and it appears to be dead.

Yes. That’s the downside.


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: February 22, 2022, 12:39 am

Alas, the nasty little brownshirts know perfectly well how to join and do things there that will force the site to ‘clean up’ things, and then it will be accused of horrendous censoring and banning and so forth.

Hard to beat the rats at the game because they’re so good at being rats.

Comment from bds
Time: February 22, 2022, 4:19 am

Got an invite to join early-access last week, but then saw it was only for the Apple version. Boo.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 22, 2022, 6:44 pm

All platforms censor, durned. They have to or their sites would descend into a pit of spam and child porn. That’s why tinkering with 230 protections is so difficult.

But you’re exactly right, that’s what they’ll say.

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