As Reddit’s enshittification reaches new heights their attempts to suppress attention for alternatives, like federated Lemmy, has the opposite effect as this Hacker News discussion shows.

  • @ipkpjersi
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    99 months ago

    It’s not like there’s not a strong leftist culture on reddit either so I don’t really see that as a problem unique to Lemmy. If Lemmy can provide a centralized-like decentralized platform, I think it can succeed.

    • @thoro@lemmy.ml
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      9 months ago

      There isn’t at all. Reddit is liberal at the very best and even then it’s mostly Obama liberal, which is center right outside the most conservative parts of the world.

      The leftist communities are much smaller, easily ignored, and often ridiculed in the mainstream subreddits. The gaming spaces complain about “wokeness” and criticisms of female representations among others. Thinly veiled racism and explicit transphobia abounds.

      In contrast, Lemmy is full of anarchists, communists, socialists, and other anti capitalist. It has been and remains a dominantly leftist community.

      • @empireOfLove
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        9 months ago

        And with Lemmy, it’s a lot easier to filter out the political spam by simply choosing what instances you federate with. Regardless of left or right leaning, on places like Reddit you have to individually ban troll accounts one by one from your sub, which sucks bigly, and brigading/politik trolling is an ever-present problem in ALL subs. But say if I want to spin up my own instance for cars here, I’m sure as shit going to add lemmygrad to the block list because it’s politics are simply not relevant. And that makes the system so much nicer.