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.

  • @halcyoncmdr
    233 months ago

    Truth Social is already literally a Mastodon instance. They just don’t federate with anything else.

    Trump could open up federation, but that would ruin their safe space, I mean echo chamber.

    • OsaErisXero
      243 months ago

      They would also be instantly defederated by like 90% of the fediverse

        • Sean TilleyOP
          83 months ago

          Gab is in kind of the same place, with the same conclusion.

          “Oh no, keeping a walled garden actually increases the value of my echo chamber! Better not open anything up to dissenting views!”