The Media’s Fake Tech Incompetence

Some thoughts on why journalists pretend Mastodon is impenetrable.

Aaron Ross Powell
3 min readFeb 17, 2023

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Very nearly every article about Mastodon in a mainstream journalistic publication takes pains to tell you that using it is nightmarishly complicated, the social media equivalent of emacs.

The takeaway from all these explainers and think pieces, if you’re a regular…

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Aaron Ross Powell

Host of the ReImagining Liberty podcast. Writer and political ethicist. Former think tank scholar.