Hey do you think the people behind Ao3 could be convinced to host a social media site? They seem to have the tech capability to scale and the first-class politics to not censor, and it probably wouldn’t take that much bandwidth if they don’t offer local image hosting.
(I don’t know if moderation would be too large of an expense or if they could make do with solid blocking/muting tools)
I think they get by with volunteer moderation atm so going actual social media would take quite a bit more money
I don’t think they’d actually need moderation – if you’re not hosting any images, you’re not hosting any child porn. That’s the only thing you need to moderate. After that, it’s mainly harrassment and you can solve a lot of that by implementing the automatically ratcheting shadowban scheme I wrote out on tumblr about a year or two ago.