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ActivityPub Federation

Sometimes ActivityPub federation is not quite working as expected by many people. This is mainly because an Fediverse instance can only know about posts and other instances it previously interacted with. As a result not all replies are always immediately visible and polls might not reflect the full results as visible on the original instance.

Here is a nice flowchat that illustrates the issue:


Source: Casolotl

Often it helps to paste the original url of a post or reply into the search bar.