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I'll break it down:
> pleroma was founded by gamergaters and had its code hosted on an explicitly gamergate pro-harassment git site@kaniini
already explained the context of this, and the code is no longer hosted there but instead on git.pleroma.social.
> its current project lead is ableist,
Some citation needed. I haven't interacted much with Lain but I haven't seen anything ableist yet.
> and the culture of the platform for "some mysterious reason" attracts large numbers of nazis.
Nazis happen because Pleroma is cheaper to host, but the fediverse in general attracts Nazis, including Mastodon. See mobile.co for a recent example.
> They maintain a curiously problematic take on the notion that software is apolitical, and seem to parrot some of the same sorts of dogwhistles as reactionaries.
I'm not sure if you're talking about Lain or the project here, but the project is definitely not apolitical. A primary goal is to empower people to create their own spaces and moderate them, with some of the most powerful filtering tools out there. The project is also comprised in part by leftists, trans folks, and enbies, so the project is definitely not reactionary.