I have recently become aware of someone having used Diaspora to impersonate me and post links to my original content, as well as post other content which was done to harass me. I have contacted several podmins and provided information on the abuse and noted in my emails that it clearly violates their terms and conditions of their servers under the following rules Diaspora pods post:
Content that is libelous, defamatory, bigoted, fraudulent or deceptive; Content that is illegal or unlawful, that would otherwise create liability; Content that may infringe or violate any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of privacy, right of publicity or other intellectual or other right of any party;
Impersonate or post on behalf of any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity
The responses i’ve gotten from some podmins have been positive and they assisted me with the requests to remove the hateful / impersonating accounts and posts.
However, a few podmins have made it clear they allow this conduct despite it being forbidden in the terms of service listed on their servers.
My question is this:
Is Diaspora a Social Network for hate? Is it a network where admins run servers that promote doxxing, hateful conduct, impersonation and targeted harassment of users, or in my case, someone who’s never used this network?
Is this what DIaspora stands for? Is this the face of the FOSS community with this project, this type of behavior? My experience for decades has been a positive one when interacting with other FOSS users and advocates. This however seems like it’s something that exists on Diaspora and with those running these servers.
I’m asking the community for insight here because i don’t know and i’ve tried to contact the appropriate people running these pods and they either ignore the abuse or respond via email telling me they specifically allow it despite their stated server rules.