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i saw a toot about it elsewhere but i can’t find it so: basically don’t trust mastodon for things you want to stay Actually Private. instance admins can read DMs, and instance admins can read the private posts of anyone their users follow. this is sort of inherent to the current architecture. and for all twitter’s sins, i trust the admins to not leak random people’s DMs more than i trust every instance admin ever.
Quick tip for those coming from Twitter: Toot privacy is chosen on a per-toot basis & is independent from account privacy.
Account privacy works much like Twitter where you confirm followers in private mode.
Public: The toot can be seen by everyone & put on the Public/Federated timelines
Unlisted: Same as above, but it doesn't get put on the Public/Federated timelines
Private: Only your followers can see it
Direct: Only the ones you tag can see it (Equivalent to Birbsite's DMs)
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