I’ve read everything that mentions Taunters. What I have seen says Taunters taunt FOR their team and allies (5tA).
What I have experienced is that Taunters taunt everyone EXCEPT team and allies (5ta).
I’ve shown up at least three times to a battle where I can give details that I was taunted by Taunters of “allies” when not attacking their 5tA. One was an alliance glory party where my options were hit an ally or hit nothing. One was an ally defense where it was hit nothing or hit the third party taunter there to defend my ally, and the third was a bubble party where I had to hit an ally not in my 5tA or hit nothing.
I think the description for Taunters should say Taunters taunt anyone NOT in the 5tA with fewer troops than the taunter.
I’ve been told that Taunters only protect the 5tA and I won’t be taunted if I’m hitting another team, but that hasn’t been my experience. If I see non-5tA allies bringing loaded Taunters, I only take trappers because my siegers always get taunted. Am I broken? I wouldn’t be surprised if I am.