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It has been addressed and their CEO offered hundreds of apologies on Twitter. It is definitely not okay and I would still not use them as there are better plugins out there, but they (now) say they made a mistake and owned it.

which SEO plugins would you recommend?

The SEO framework (slug: autodescription) is great and performs about 30x as good as Yoast SEO in terms of processing time. They’re also pretty strict about sticking to WordPress’ native styles.

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