>Mastodon is completely opposed to Gab’s project and philosophy, which seeks to monetize and platform racist content while hiding behind the banner of free speech. Mastodon remains committed to standing up against hate speech; for example, our new server covenant means we only list servers on joinmastodon.org that are committed to active moderation against racism, sexism and transphobia. The Mastodon community does not approve of their attempt to hijack our infrastructure and has already taken steps to isolate Gab and keep hate speech off the fediverse.
I have to say I really lose a lot of respect for Mastodon developers when I read shit like this. They need to keep their fucking mouths shut and just focus on bringing people together. This kind of partisanship sends a very bad message if their goal is widespread adoption. Either everyone deserves free speech or you're not a free speech champion, you can't have it both ways.