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A bit uncomfortable with seeing messages where instance admins ban instances based on who they federate with. Federation is simply a technical consequence of anyone ever having interacted with anyone on that instance.

I host an instance and simply wouldn't have the time to scour the public timeline for everything objectionable. There are simply too many instances out there to proactively ban all bad actors. I wouldn't notice unless they start harassing my users.

Here's a hypothetical scenario: one of the great people on my instance sees someone being harassed and calls out the harasser. That counts as interaction, so now our instances federate.

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