In response to Joe Biden and the White House enabling ActivityPub federation via Threads, a number of people asked: “Why didn’t the White House just self-host their own Mastodon server?”

Here’s some very basic musings on what it would take for that to happen. and what some of the hurdles are. Don’t consider it a definitive answer, but a jumping-off point.

  • Boozilla
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    34 months ago

    Sure, but I’m thinking they’d make some noise on their own, and/or infiltrate other instances en masse (potentially).

    • Aatube
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      4 months ago

      Ah, I didn’t realize what you meant by Team 45.