Everyone should follow @altlink It's a service that DMs you a better link whenever you share a #Cloudflare link. Details: https://git.nogafam.es/deCloudflare/deCloudflare/src/branch/master/subfiles/service.altlink.md
@vesperto @altlink 1st of all it's normal for Mastodon admins to configure user accts to follow some accounts by default. Also, admins make their own rules for their server and if you don't like it, you go elsewhere. It's not overstepping because admins control the quality of msgs coming from their server. Think of it like an anti-spam policy.
Tip: Follow @altlink
It'll tell you whenever you share a link to a site that is locked behind Cloudflare.
Not only that, but it'll give you a better link.
#Cloudflare sites are hard to access for #Tor users (they have to solve a #captcha), and impossible to access for Tor users with alternative browsers. That is to say, anything not (forked from) Chrome or Firefox.
@Coffee @email@example.com Ewww web property. Commercialism has tainted the web ideals and is now rewriting history and language so that no one remembers how things were diffrent. Verry Orwellian.