Do you have questions about why using genuine Mastodon software is important? Operators are standing by in DM. And, as they say, it always goes down in the DM.

FACT: Genuine Mastodon software is the only path toward an elephant-themed social networking experience guaranteed to be free of ads, malware and tracking. Ask for genuine Mastodon software today.

Operators are standing by to help you determine if your instance is running genuine Mastodon software or not. Don't live in doubt, find out today. Choose instances running genuine Mastodon software.

It's Halloween so it's a spooky day, but you know what's even spookier? Not using genuine Mastodon software. Avoid ads and tracking. Use only genuine Mastodon software.

We've received disturbing reports that people are receiving phone calls asking if their Mastodon is genuine.

Be aware that the Mastodon Genuine Advantage center will never call you. Like, we don't even have a phone to do that with.

The one we posted a week ago was a stock photo.

One common theme amongst non-genuine Mastodon instances is to combine the platform with an Initial Coin Offering scam.

A notable example of this approach was Hiveway, you can read about that here:

Avoid scams. Prefer genuine Mastodon software.

We were informed that the instances list at contains... non-genuine Mastodon servers. This was an error on our part. Instead use the instance picker at

If you can post toots longer than 500 characters, beware! Your instance isn't running genuine Mastodon. Instead of worrying about what other modifications have been made, let us help. You can find genuine Mastodon instances at

They say free software gives you the flexibility of editing the code to make it better suited to your needs. We argue that it also gives you and yours the freedom to leave well enough alone. Ensure your Mastodon stays genuine by leaving well enough alone.

Using instances powered by genuine Mastodon software helps to ensure your data isn't sold to the highest bidder and your CPU isn't burned to mine bitcoin.


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