@ash that's surprising!
Must be some heavyweight tooting going on.
If I understand mastodon properly, I think each instance clones the content it discovers from other instances that your members interact with (to populate your fedi timeline etc), so maybe it's not that surprising.
But if I'm right that feels pretty inefficient - but I can't think of a way you'd do it and retain decentralization without that.
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