We are a United States-based liberal/progressive instance that promotes voting, elections, activism, and voter participation, in particular for the Democratic party and left-leaning Independents.
We share news related to those subjects. We also toot about personal interests like any other community in the Fediverse.
Our goals are to see the U.S. return to democratic norms, defend democracy, increase citizen participation in voting and activism, help people be involved in their own government and elections, and to expand access to those who have been historically marginalized/disenfranchised.
We are not an instance for any right or alt-right groups, anarchists, authoritarians, libertarians, or authoritarian-style communists in the U.S. as we find that it runs contrary to our values of a government that works for all people. Symbols, toots, or accounts promoting these will be removed from the community. There are other instances in the Fediverse that welcome such material.
Posts disparaging the instance or it's members will result in immediate suspension. Do not block the administrator or moderators of the instance. That makes moderation, an important part of Mastodon safety, impossible. Accounts blocking the administrator or moderators will be suspended if they do not respond to requests to unblock.
Please add a picture, header, and basic information to your account prior to use. Ask any administrator or moderator for help if you need it.
This type of information is typically skipped by bot or automated accounts and accounts without such information look suspect to other users on and off the instance. Bot accounts, dupe accounts, and accounts made to circumvent suspensions are subject to permanent removal.
Follow friends and discover new ones among more than 2.2M people. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. All on a platform that is community-owned and ad-free.
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Mastodon comes with effective anti-abuse tools to help protect yourself. Thanks to the network's spread out and independent nature there are more moderators who you can approach for personal help, and servers with strict codes of conduct.
You have 1000 characters. You can adjust the thumbnails of your pictures with focal points. You can use custom emojis, hide things behind spoiler warnings and choose who sees a given post. Messed it up? You can delete & redraft for quick corrections.
Without an incentive to sell you things, Mastodon allows you to consume content you enjoy uninterrupted. Your feed is chronological, ad-free and not controlled by algorithms—you decide what you want to see!
The server admin is @TonyStark. Our moderators are:
The following guidelines are not a legal document, and final interpretation is up to the administration of democracy.town; they are here to provide you with an insight into our content moderation policies:
These provisions notwithstanding, the administration of the service reserves the right to revoke any user's access permissions, at any time, for any reason, except as limited by law.
"Cross-posting" is the automatic copying of posts from one platform to another. That definition does not include the simultaneous posting to multiple platforms from the same app, such as Twidere or PostyBirb. If you use those apps, we consider those posts original, and the following need not apply.
Cross-posting from Mastodon to other platforms is fully permitted. Cross-posting into Mastodon from another platform is permitted under the following terms:
You’ll notice that many of our instance members have chosen names of characters from movies or comics. People may need anonymity online for personal or professional reasons or may simply prefer it, and this is a fun way to do it.
As a small instance, we have no need to duplicate characters and like to let anyone who chooses to use a character to have their own identity here. If you’d like to make an account with a character name, please contact one of our moderators to get the process started.
Direct impersonation of a real person who you are not is not permitted. Parody accounts are permitted if clearly marked.
Our moderation team are experienced fact checkers.
Blatant conspiracy theories, misinformation (especially COVID-19 misinformation), and news that is unsourced or poorly sourced is subject to removal.
Mastodon generally allows you to view content from and interact with users from any other server in the fediverse. These are the exceptions that have been made on this particular server.
Posts from these servers will be hidden in public timelines and conversations, and no notifications will be generated from their users interactions, unless you are following them:
|kinky.business||untagged NSFW content|
|kinkyelephant.com||untagged NSFW content|
No data from these servers will be processed, stored or exchanged, making any interaction or communication with users from these servers impossible:
|10minutepleroma.com||trolling, Nazis, threats of violence, etc.|
|atlas.fedi.live||Racism, conspiracy theories|
|baraag.net||untagged NSFW content and avatars|
|bitcoinhackers.org||Trolling, unmoderated racism, ableism, and homo/transphobia|
|brighteon.social||Alex Jones promoting site|
|catgirl.life||content illegal in the U.S.|
|cawfee.club||racism, sexism, homophobia|
|corginet.duckdns.org||trolling, racist, sexist admin|
|counter.fedi.live||conspiracy theory trolling|
|freemarketbastard.theburning.world||Use of Gadsden flag, which is a hate symbol, and anti-democratic rhetoric|
|gitmo.life||QAnon, pro-violence, racism, pro-torture|
|gleasonator.com||racism, homophobia, Nazis|
|liberal.city||Federates with Nazis|
|masthead.social||Parler crowd. No moderation from instance operators.|
|midnightride.rs||Antisemitism, racism, ableism.|
|neckbeard.xyz||unmoderated racist and homophobic content|
|noagendasocial.com||rather large agenda of racism, death threats, and harassment|
|parler.socialq.club||Parler, Nazis, white supremacists, hate speech, calls to violence|
|pawoo.net||untagged NSFW content, pedophilia, unmoderated|
|pl.i2p.rocks||Racism, homophobia, transphobia.|
|pl.smuglo.li||NSFW, untagged and unmoderated|
|poa.st||Racism, antisemitism, homophobia, Parler/Gab like|
|qoto.org||Continued interaction from the administrator who has been blocked from this instance and repeatedly asked to step away. Apparently doesn't understand his own policies of ceasing contact when requested, over and over. Also, libertarian fascist admin.|
|sinblr.com||NSFW adult content|
|skins.gay||Literal Nazis and white supremacists.|
|sneak.berlin||trolling, data scraping|
|social.anthro.cc||anti-science, trolling, racism|
|societal.co||Gab-adjacent, hate speech|
|switter.at||NSFW adult content|
|toot.love||harassment, lack of moderation|
|traboone.com||racism, homophobia, transphobic|
|tweety.icu||Alex Jones/Infowars conspiracy theories, anti-vaxxer conspiracy theories|
|twimblr.xyz||NSFW adult content|
|wurm.host||racism, homophobia, and more|
|xxxtumblr.org||Untagged NSFW content|