I just realized that the Mastodon silence behavior (which silently drops things without telling your users, except for the holes they can see in conversations) actually becomes useful for something: when this network gets absolutely fucked by spambots.
Silence everything including your own instance, and the spam disappears.
@kaniini it makes it an anti-social network, true (although repeats would punch through the silence)
@bhtooefr TRUST NO ONE, NOT EVEN YOURSELF
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