Some researcher have been scraping data from the fediverse, that include our instance, shy of 4000 posts.
They took the data without asking, published a paper and published the data, also without asking.
The data was used in a dubious way in their paper, which is flawed (cauliflowers?!).
A few people have worked hard on an open letter, which I signed
You can read it here:
(Do ask questions, but not before you read the letter please.)
@host It is really nice to see you protecting the users. Thank you very much for your work.
re: tabletop.social meta
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