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From Embers

Aug 13, 2023

Our fediverse correspondent Lenny returns to discuss the FBI seizure of the servers of, the largest anarchist instance on Mastodon. We also talk about the continuing discrediting of big tech companies such as Twitter, Meta and Reddit, and what that might mean for people working to build an open-source, decentralized alternative to corporate social media platforms.

LINKS Security Alert (Statement on seizure)

From Embers - Social Networks, Online Life and The Fediverse

From Embers - New Communication Infrastructure For Anarchists

F-91W Distro - Mastodon OPSEC guide

F-91W Distro - An anarchist introduction to federated social media

CrimethInc - Doxxing Prevention and Aftercare Guide Story on Poast Leak

Reddit alternatives LemmyKbin

With music from Deep Sixed