Because the French government is getting way too much interested in tracking people political opinions, I started restricting public information from this instance.
No more public directory, I've disabled unauthenticated access to the public timeline, and users are by default opted out of the search engine.
I also hid my followers and following, and locked my followers (aka any new follower will have to be manually accepted first).
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