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URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

Kiwifarms set up a Pletoma instance to fill the gap until they’re able to set up a forum to harass and harm again. I recommend suspending the instance at kiwifarms.cc ASAP.

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

Please boost if possible and pass word?

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

cc @thegibson @Gargron @maffsie @noiob @chr — sorry for the spam, but KF has proven to be highly organized and dangerous.

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

An update: the instance, I’m told, isn’t new, but they’ve been redirecting the main site to it, so I expect a swell of activity to come. If you haven’t suspended it this is an excellent time to.

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

*Pleroma. Safety > Typos

re: URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi (-all) thanks for the tip, ban hammer dropped! 🚫🔨

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi @TheGibson @gargron @noiob @chr as far as I recall, all KF domains have been completely banned since there was first word of them trying to get on the fediverse, but i’ll double-check and ban if not

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi @TheGibson @gargron @noiob @chr yep, they’ve been banned from q.p for at least a year

re: URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@maffsie @millenomi @Gargron @noiob @chr

These are the same 3 I've had blocked for... well... a really long time.

re: URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@thegibson @maffsie thank you! I was misled by the fact they've begun redirecting the site to the pleroma instance while they work on putting the forum back up. I assume that it was good to check anyway; more people in there can only mean more trouble.

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi thanks for the @ but awoospace does allowlist federation, so we already block them

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi (which is why I'm replying from my cybre, you're not currently on our allowlist)

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@noiob thank you for being proactive about it!

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi thank you, we've had them blocked almost as long as their instance has existed for. :)

re: URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi heh. so much for their excuse that "the people on the instance aren't the people on the forum"

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi I thought you were making a portmanteau of “Pleroma” with “haematoma” and was about to congratulate you on your apt neologism.

re: URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi Already suspended some time ago here at #TootCat.

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi
@kolektiva

Might want to think about killing federation with the server mentioned in this post

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi there was follow requests on a private alt from them this morning, and their account was coopting the fedi aesthetics. we're lucky they didn't have the foresight of using a novel domain name.

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi It’s nothing new though. kiwifarms.cc is up and running since 2019. I honestly thought everybody had already suspended them at that point.

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@Sylvhem yeah; I was informed after I posted. The new thing is that the forum redirects to it while it’s down for repairs, which means that there will be a swell of activity IMO.

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi @Nomaxice I feel like I'm pinging you constantly right now. 😅 Can we get this one, too?

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@MadestMadness @millenomi We already suspended that a while ago!

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi I also recommend turning on manually approving follow requests, and it couldn't hurt to take a peek at who's following, see what sort of folks are watching ya. And be mindful of the useful post visibility settings!

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@toydragon this isn’t an account safety issue. This is a network-wide safety issue.

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi yes, agreed, but your instance admins are only human, and can only act so fast, and need the input from their userbase to know where problematic users are.

Looking into who's following you can allow you to find bad actors your admin may not be aware of, allowing you to help them make the instance, and the network following suit, more safe by finding them and cutting off their reach/visibility

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi We're all in this together, and as a network, need to work together to shine the light on the bad actors, which makes it, in my view, as much an individual account safety issue as it is a network-wide safety issue, in terms of what participation we should be asking for in order to stay safe.

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@toydragon I am my own instance admin.

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi ahhh, cool! I was missing that bit of context. Thanks for pitching in to help make the network safe!

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi @skiant a... gain? They did have one previously, didn’t they?

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@halcy @skiant turns out: yes; it’s the same one; what’s changed is that they’re redirecting the main site to it while their forum is down (and encouraging people to sign up), which is how I found out when I went to look what came about of their Thursday outage and if they were staying down for good (they’re not).

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@halcy @skiant … so I would expect a lot more activity from there, and it’s a very good time to ensure their reach is limited.

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi what is kiwifarms?

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

URGENT: meta, defederation, kiwifarms 

@millenomi Thank you, we did!

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