Mandatory link shortening (link proxy-ing?)

For tracking purposes, Twitter forces every link you post through a
mandatory link ''shortening'' ''service'' that turns URLs into links
where the anchor text is the URL but the href is a different URL. This
is basically phishing.

If you post a link on Mastodon, it'll turn it into a link respecting the
input text (meaning, it doesn't create a phish href) it but does
''ellipsis-truncate'' the anchor.