Mastodon Caution for New Users 

Reminder to find a Mastodon instance where you can trust the admin (and mods).

Admin CAN read your DMs.
Admin CAN turn off your two-factor authentication.

These abilities can be incredibly useful at times, but useful tools can still be abused tools.

Find yourself an instance where you trust the powers that be to do the right thing.

Oh, and finding a home where there's a level of deserved trust is never a bad thing.

Mastodon Caution for New Users 

(Goes without saying, then, that I particularly enjoy the instances I'm on and trust their admin.)

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