Members of the #GermanParliament #Bundestag:
@TabeaRoessner Tabea Rößner, #MdB
@KonstantinNotz Dr Konstantin v. Notz, MdB
@ulrichkelber Ulrich Kelber Federal Commissioner for #DataProtection and Freedom of Information, previously MdB
In case I forgot someone, please respond!
Examples of such bots would be:
@MartinSonneborn Martin Sonneborn, MEP, Twitter bot.
@GrueneBundestag Green party in the Bundestag, cross-posts from Twitter.
@bundesvorstand_bot SPD party federal executive board, Twitter bot.
I think that they do cross-posting, but still they react, answer, follow others on Mastodon. If outreach is important, it is understandable that they cater both, Twitter and Mastodon. That's a start hoping that Mastodon is not treated as a 2nd-class medium.
Due to concerns that Twitter, Facebook etc. do not comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data protection commissioners advise public institutions to seek alternatives or even close social media activities.
@gerald_leppert Staying on Twitter means supporting Twitter, and all of their policies, mechanics, algorithms, etc.. Posting to Twitter first is the same as staying on Twitter and feeding leftovers to the fediverse.
@gerald_leppert On the other hand, if there is a legitimate case against Twitter for not complying with GDPR, then their local branches could surely be sued. Not suing them, but implying that they're not compliant, is also completely dishonest.
It is indeed a good question, why the local branch of Twitter is not sued due to GDPR non-compliance.
Instead, data protection offices lead the criticism. The following article (in German) explains that legally not only the network, but also the users are responsible to comply with the GDPR. The data protection office of Baden Württemberg questions that Twitter / Facebook accounts of institutions and companies are legal and urges them to delete the accounts.