Got a reply from the person behind @mastodonanalysis

"Thank you for your note and I apologize for causing harm. As part of a class project I was trying to explore the topological structure of mastodon and identify structures for creating safe spaces in other online communities. I chose this name to alert admins to my intentions. I thought that the only harm caused by downloading data could be server overload which is prevented by API limits. The last thing I wanted to do is cause harm to your community and I have stopped downloading data."

@href If you have a minute, may I ask you if you could you link to the related story?


@ffeth Not much, but look here:

Mosts admins banned/blocked the bot. I contacted the owner to learn more (see )

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