it looks like truthsocial won't federate since they removed the local timeline, public timeline and profile directory which are cruicial for content discovery

they also removed votes, content warnings and post visibility, wow

@koyuchan could it be they hid those timelines according to a scheduled time of reveal? I've read that the official launch is in November, so maybe they're just settling right now and have nothing to show just yet.

@cronomaestro probably? but why would they remove fully working mastodon code

@koyuchan maybe they are going step by step, to see what to, ahem, "sell" to their possible users. I feel like it's going to be more about Trump expressing his own stuff and letting people comment.

IIRC this happened to the Italian equivalent of free speech extremist instances, Byoblu. They removed several features because they thought didn't aggregate enough.

@koyuchan I feel like the guys in charge of the platform are trying to keep it as insular and cult-like as possible, so, should they choose not to implement the features you said, it won't come as a shock to me. They need warriors, not people. They need soldiers, not thinkers.

@cronomaestro @koyuchan random idea - what if they didn't so much remove as disable these features from non-VIPs so that only "important accounts" can start votes and restrict posts to followers? :thonking:

@koyuchan Any bets that the code for them will still be in the source code? Those noobs probably only removed the front-end for those views. we'll see

i sure hope it doesn't federate. don't want another gab bullshit going on again

@puniko the best thing about gab was people got me eventually blocked, because they thought was a german alt-right instance lol


yeah and that would also undermine the image of a social network built by trumpy lol

@koyuchan sorry but is truth social on mastodon or did it steal mastodon’s code? What’s going on?

@f they literally stole the code and added proprietary changes with is a agpl violation

@koyuchan er… what?! Why would you start off like that? Aren’t they going to run into all sorts of legal problems? Thanks for replying

@f of course they will, i can't wait to see them burn

Q: Why does Donald Trump refuse to federate his instance?
A: He wants a confederation, not a federation.. hmm

I wonder why they didn't just take gab's codebase then lmao


>Former President Donald Trump’s new social media platform “TRUTH Social” was accessed by Twitter users within hours of its announcement and well before officially opening up for new users to sign up.
>Accounts were created under the usernames “donaldtrump” and “mikepence” and the handle “donaldjtrump” appeared to have been hacked or nabbed by someone out to mock the former president.

I don't see how this is a problem for them though. They can always just take over or ban those accounts.


the terms of service for [Truth Social] include a clause stating that users may not “disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site.” In other words, users can’t make fun of or criticize Truth Social, and it’s up to Truth Social to determine what constitutes said “disparagement.”

Double lol. Fucking hypocrites.

Something else I found in their terms:

>As a user of the Site, you agree not to:
>15. decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Site.
>19. copy or adapt the Site’s software, including but not limited to Flash, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, or other code.

It looks a lot like Mastodon from the screenshot @koyuchan posted.
If true, then they are violating Mastodon's AGPL license. Not good, or even legal.
@Hyolobrika @koyuchan Yeah that's how it usually is with a lot of "conservative free speech" platforms. Free speech until you say something they don't like.

@koyuchan gargron also removed the Public timeline from the official iOS app so that's not necessarily an indicator but I think they'll go against federation because that'll expose them to a myriad of opinions they won't welcome :blobcatinnocent:

@koyuchan Of course it won't federate. Zion Don would get less ad revenue if it did!

@koyuchan still funny that they’re just using mastodon
gab at least made the smallest of efforts to deliver a different package, trump is still in on standard FOSS solutions

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