Truth Social built on Mastodon code https://truthsocial.com/open-source Truth Social (Mastodon), ”the first place we go to find amazing software is the community and not “Big Tech”.”
Will hackers shut the site down?
From Truth Social.
Our goal is to support the open source community no matter what your political beliefs are. That’s why the first place we go to find amazing software is the community and not “Big Tech”.”
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Why would one social network affect another? Truth Social is (apparently, and at least for now) built on Mastodon’s code. Initially, the people behind Truth Social were cagey about its origins leading Mastodon to threaten a lawsuit. The team behind Truth Social then quietly admitted that it was indeed using Mastodon code, and the site currently has an open-source software page that refers to its product as “Truth Social (Mastodon).”
Mastodon isn’t an island. For one thing, it’s built on open-source code that anyone can use, which is why Truth Social is using it in the first place. For another, Mastodon isn’t a monolithic entity like Twitter. Instead, it’s made up of independently operated servers running Mastodon’s code. Each of these servers can (but don’t always) communicate with each other. These can also communicate with other services in a larger community of services called the Fediverse. With my account on the infosec.exchange server, I can see and communicate with users on mastodon.social, and even users of the social photo-sharing service Pixelfed.”