Since the Twitter exodus of 2022, the population of users in the Fediverse has grown. Alternative platforms have increased in importance for OSINT investigations. One of the more popular and growing services that people migrated to is Mastodon. Mastodon is one of several decentralized platforms people have moved to in the Fediverse. Understanding the Fediverse and how to create an account on Mastodon with research methods are becoming increasingly important for social media investigations.
Join Sarah Womer, OSINT SME and Senior Analyst at Plessas Experts Network, Inc., for a Fediverse overview with Mastodon account creation tips, query, and investigative tactics and techniques, and suggested resources and tools.