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Got a followbot from d-fens.systems and went to look at the instance... oh boy.

Seems to be at least antivax, pro-Russia, misogynia and general far-right sentiments.

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@Stoori Same here. Blocked it immediately.
Actually, I am proud to say this was my first block ever 🙂

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@carl @Stoori After looking at the bot's empty profile, I only deleted the follow. Thanks for checking the instance, this is my first instance block now.

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@carl @Stoori Ditto. I normally don't like blocking, but whenever I tried to soft-block it, it followed me again straight away…

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@Stoori I got that thing too and I'm not even sure what triggered it.

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@sarahsapphire i guess some of the followbots just scrape public timelines and then follow the people connected to those they find on public timelines etc., so there needs to be no specific reason to end up on a followbot's list

re: fediblock 

@Stoori @sarahsapphire There are some replacements for fediverse.network that include an RSS feed and API for pulling lists of instances, so you know, it's email spam all over again.

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@Stoori@polyglot.city Hmm, the public timeline of that instance appears empty to me, I think the content you are seeing was the federated timeline, which, since it's populated by that followbot would be filled with random crap from all over Fedi.
(still worth blocking the instance though because who wants to be followed by a followbot, let alone one that follows assholes)

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@Stoori cc @milan qualifiziert für so‘n Serverblock?

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@sequundi @Stoori possibly a good reason not to use such bots (unless thats about local users)

re: fediblock 

@Stoori The instance itself doesn’t have any posts, you’re looking at its federated timeline.

There is, however, a follow bot on that instance, which might be concerning enough to some.

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Polyglot City is the right instance for you, if you're interested in linguistics, languages, language learning and translating, or if you are multilingual or polyglot. All languages are allowed to flourish on our timelines. And of course you're free to talk about anything else besides languages, too. Make this your personal home!