Zappa

Using the power of community to counteract misinformation
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How can Bonfire and Zappa promote a better and safer social networking experience ?
Flexible audiences & granular permissions
Users are able to define who can discover, read or interact with them and their content/activities with a granular set of permissions (known as boundaries in bonfire).
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Opt-in moderation lists for blocked and verified content
Users can create or subscribe to opt-in moderation lists, and - according to permissions - contribute to them. Such opt-in lists may include flagged and blocked content, as well as trusted and verified content.
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Roles & moderation
The community can decide to decentralise power and responsibility from admins by adding more custom roles to efficiently manage moderation and resolve conflicts.
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Manual and automatic labelling
Users, moderation list editors, or instance moderators can add labels to content, either by hand or by creating filters for auto-labelling. Labels are shown in feeds to aid with quickly identifying certain aspects of information or misinformation.
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Blog posts about Zappa:

First version of report published sharing findings from Zappa project user research

One thing I’ve learned from spending all of my adult life online and being involved in lots of innovation projects is that you can have the best bookmarking system in the world, but it means nothing if you don’t do something with the stuff you’ve bookmarked...

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Some interesting findings from user research for the Zappa project (so far!)

One of the things about working openly is, fairly obviously, sharing your work as you go. This can be difficult for many reasons, not least because of the human tendency toward narrative, to completed stories with start, middle, and end...

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Countering misinformation in federated social networks, an introduction to the Zappa project

One thing I’ve learned from spending all of my adult life online and being involved in lots of innovation projects is that you can have the best bookmarking system in the world, but it means nothing if you don’t do something with the stuff you’ve bookmarked...

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Announcing the Zappa project

We are pleased to announce that Bonfire has been awarded a grant from the Culture of Solidarity Fund to support cross-border cultural initiatives of solidarity in times of uncertainty and "infodemic".

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