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The query to find accounts for MEPs has been updated on our frontpage:
w.wiki/62$8

It now includes languages and political groups so that you can more easily find accounts you want to follow (or mute!).

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ResPublicae.eu has launched! We want to make it easier to join the policy discourse on the .

For now we just mirror on about 1500 accounts of EU officials and MEPs as listed by Wikidata and european-union.europa.eu/conta.

Example topics:
respublicae.eu/tags/IPCC
respublicae.eu/tags/EPlenary

Special thanks to @mastohost for the excellent service and @robertoszek for being so helpful with / .
pleromabot.robertoszek.xyz

Don't forget to donate to your friendly local instance! Think of all the surveillance and abuse you and your friends are saved from every time you use Nitter... 🛡️

lacontrevoie.fr/participer/#do offers many avenues for contribution, including membership and donations.

Several other Nitter instances are hosted by non-profits you can donate to:
github.com/xnaas/nitter-instan

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Hopefully this additional load is welcome and our redirects don't overload the server! 😅 Now we can more easily switch away if our usage is unwelcome.

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The crossposter now points to our own domain n.respublicae.eu so that we can update its target to whichever privacy-friendly EU instance of is most suitable at any given time.

Thanks nitter.eu and nitter.it for the service so far, and thanks to @ChatonsOrg member @lacontrevoie for providing nitter.lacontrevoie.fr! We were immediately seduced by the clear and well-principled privacy policy: lacontrevoie.fr/mentions-legal .

There still isn't a good way to look for other accounts, because I couldn't find any dataset listing EU agencies/orgs/initiatives/whatever, let alone their social network handles. Most of the accounts in respublicae.eu/explore aren't on yet.

Some might be relatively easy to add, like all the language/country variants of the and accounts. (But these might also be run by distinct entities, like local representation offices.)

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The query to find accounts for MEPs has been updated on our frontpage:
w.wiki/62$8

It now includes languages and political groups so that you can more easily find accounts you want to follow (or mute!).

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@RGrunblatt Sooo. marks as actor_type "Service" whereas other users are "Person".

The specification envisions 5 core actor types: Application, Group, Organization, Person, Service.
w3.org/TR/activitystreams-voca

Is other software like fine with using "Service" for accounts about a Person or Organization?

Dear and , does your instance have any hard rules on (not) using the "bot" flag for ?

Today in confusing reports: a post about the EU budget was deemed a "fundraiser" by some user. I would never have guessed that without a comment.

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Interesting week... We're now well over 20,000 followers across all accounts (not unique).

Some accounts have seen their followers increase tenfold in a couple days.

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We clearly need more posts/media to be marked as sensitive. I've taken action on one account. Later I'll survey the most followed accounts, see if this needs to be done instance-wide or on a case by case basis.

(Thanks for reporting graphic images of animal abuse, blood!)

Once again, folks, please use the comment field when reporting a user. If you report a post about the latest apple harvest numbers, without any explanation, there's not much this can do to guess why.

Update: the object storage grew to some 500 GB but the costs are still around 25 €/month. CPU and memory are still quite overprovisioned.

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Followers of accounts have doubled over the last week or so amid the .

@CopernicusEU remains in the top 3. @EUClimateAction has sped up to overcome @EU_Commission, @vonderleyen, @europarl_en and @EU_Eurostat.

Someone reported that there's "political propaganda" on this instance. Quelle surprise! Political propaganda is what politicians and political institutions like the EU exist for.

Even the European Commission and the European Parliament are not neutral sources for the question "how good are you and your policies/actions?".

The source is clearly identified, so this is white propaganda:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_pr

Some forwarded a report advocating for "deplatforming".
en.wiktionary.org/wiki/deplatf

That's depressing, because Mastodon is the opposite of an "internet platform". Indeed the is a prime example for the slogan "build protocols, not platforms".
knightcolumbia.org/content/pro

is not in the business of providing platforms.

One nice aspect of is being able to follow how an EU agency or officer interacts with the public. For instance personalised tips!
respublicae.eu/@EURLex/1086072

accounts now have more than 5000 followers! (Not unique followers, and some are bots.)

In the top 5 we have @europarl_en and @CopernicusEU; this might provide ideas for @admin / @EDPS.

Now 39 with some help from:
@eudelegationtur
@EUDelegationUA
@eusrbija
@EUinThailand
@EUinICELAND
@uni_eropa
@EuHouseSkopje
@AmbassadorEU
@WeBalkans
@EU_in_India
@EUAmbIndia
@EU_India_CECP
@kilianmcdonagh

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locale count

ar 1
bg 1
ca 27
cs 13
cy 1
da 2
de 87
el 2
en 924
es 66
et 4
fi 3
fr 162
gl 2
hi 1
hr 10
hu 12
id 1
is 1
it 117
ja 1
ko 1
lt 10
lv 12
mk 2
nl 2
no 1
pl 5
pt-BR 2
pt-PT 25
ro 30
ru 1
sk 9
sl 1
sr 1
sv 46
th 1
tr 1
uk 1
(39 rows)

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