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Here is a typical sockpuppet: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19081596 (which matches the @senora_acero:tedomum.net puppet which was being used on Matrix around the same time)

We do not use sockpuppets to promote Matrix, and I don't see the link between pointing out someone who does as somehow meaning "we may as well be using sockpuppet accounts too"; it's a false equivalence if ever there was one. :|

And I'm not sure that calling out the unpleasant behaviour here is 'attacking someone who has spent a significant amount of time on the project' - but thankfully enough other people have independently pointed out the reality of the situation on this thread (e.g. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19422064).

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