Re: META/Facebook/Insta feeds via ActivityPub and ads?

But wouldn't *adding* posts/content to the "stream" effectively add it 
to the user? Something should be in the attributedTo field, and it would 
be straightforward to mute it if the field does not point to the user 
being followed.

(I'm not sure what would happen on Mastodon when the `cc` and 
`attributeTo` fields disagree, e.g. `cc` says `userA/followers` but 
`attributeTo` points something else, that would be interesting to check. 
What does the spec say?)

On 22/05/2023 18:32, Jan Wildeboer wrote:
>> On 22. May 2023, at 18:28, Bob Wyman<>  wrote:
>> What is an ad?
>>      •
>> If someone at Mastodon posts that they are hiring people (as they have), is that an ad?
>>      • If someone at Mastodon posts a link to where you can buy Mastodon "merch" (as they have), is that an ad?
>> bob wyman
> This all is user behaviour. That other users can block/mute. I am thinking of META *adding* posts/content to the user stream, not the user themself. Remember that you subscribe to a feed/stream which gets curated by the instance. If that instance decides to inject additional content - is that part of the stream or not? Regardless of the content being ads or something else.
> Jan

Received on Monday, 22 May 2023 22:37:56 UTC