@jackdaw_ruiz walled gardens are nice as hell.
@jackdaw_ruiz defederation: technique or exploit?
Balcanization is preferable to disintegration.
And here's the beauty of it: While some instances may defederate, the defederation is not total; there is still communication of ideas between other instances, and users can still have accounts in both blocked and unblocked instances.
Also, blocks are not permanent and set in stone, negotiations can still take place.
In the long term, blocking acts an effective defense mechanism of the network against spam attacks and rogue instances.
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