Zaxtax contributes to open-source scientific computing software. He enjoys long talks on the finer points of random number generation.
Decentralised social media services after spending decades in obscurity, are finally seeing mainstream adoption. While they offer
the promise of a communication platform without a corporate overlord, they struggle to be a safe place for many users. In this talk, I
explore the ways that decentralised social platforms struggle with moderation and harassment in a way that many previous platforms
didn't. I will explore the ways things like Mastodon struggle to protect its users from harassment, what people are doing there now to mitigate the problem, what past platforms did to address this problem, and possible solutions currently being explored.