It seems like it's pretty easy to impersonate someone via federation. Create an account with the same user name and icon but at a different server URL. Most people won't notice since the server isn't displayed anywhere in the UI.

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@Farktonix yeah man this is giving me gnu flashbacks, nostalgic and sweat inducing all at once. Many I've got so many characters, i can just keep typing.

@Farktonix ALSO the open source version of timehop should be GNU Flashbacks. As in, do I have any gnu flashbacks today? It also recognizes the possible traumatic element timehop ignores.

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