>…unlike a png? 🤔
I store diffs in PNG format because it's easy and what I prefer, though iirc you can also save directly to JPG from drmask (don't quote me on that). You can shrink or squash or degrade the colors, even introduce macroblocks into the diff image, and the result will still produce something close to what the artist intended (albeit with artifacts, depending on how strong the changes are). Again this helps for anyone wanting to build on what's already here to add their own clever ways to obfuscate or put the diff somewhere else.
>Surely you don't actually believe they're just going to sit there getting loopholed?
they'd have to get even more draconian than they already are, of course, which is kinda a bonus if you want people to move off the platform quicker. But in my mind, I like the idea that this technique applies to *all* platforms, and enforcement requires the same level of pervasive/invasive lateral moderation across social media to effectively censor anyone.
It's like an arms race, or a game of whack-a-mole. Any image could potentially be something they're ideologically opposed to, and it doesn't make sense from a business perspective to try and root out every single POTENTIAL violation, since the base images are 100% indistinguishable on a pure data level from a passable image.