Bluesky lifted its coverage on heads of state signups


When Bluesky instituted its heads-of-state coverage, the positioning was nonetheless in its showing-everyone’s-ass section, and its moderation strategy wasn’t in place, but. So as an alternative of the various levels of managed chaos that social networks are, Bluesky was crammed with, properly, numerous unsettlingly horny photos of the cat-eating alien puppet star of the Eighties sitcom Alf, which The Verge’s Elizabeth Lopatto identified final 12 months. It didn’t appear able to handle world leaders together with the likes of notorious shitposters like Dril.

Come one, come all.
Screenshot: Wes Davis / The Verge

The positioning additionally launched different options this week, together with hashtags in profile bios and the power to long-press a hyperlink to share them.

As Bluesky updates its coverage, world leaders are already on different platforms, together with, kind of, Mastodon. US President Joseph Robinette Biden’s account began utilizing Threads’ restricted fediverse integration earlier this month, as an illustration. For the time being, it doesn’t appear to be Biden has joined up, so there’s no Commander-in-Skeets fairly but.


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