Motivation: avoid exit nodes of a certain country.
I know it’s possible to use ExcludeExitNodes in torrc to exclude specific nodes or a whole country.
I have read however that using such settings can actually degrade anonymity, since this is non default and makes your settings more special / unique.
Question is, is the above correct, and if so, is there any mechanism in Whonix to do that without having the Tor Browser “know” about it? Not necessarily exclude the node initially in the circuit building stage, but rather reload a new circuit if this exit node comes up, or activate a firewall mechanism at the Gateway to stop traffic in this case and alert the user.