03.21.21

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Twitter and Hacker News Are Sensitive (Updated)

Posted in Deception, IBM, Red Hat at 2:47 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Sensitive Twitter
“The following media includes potentially sensitive content.” Et tu, Twitter?

Summary: The very same day we urge people not to rely on social control media and discourage dependence on third parties Hacker News hands us a timely gift, removing a factual story about IBM because IBM workers scream and shout (for censorship on behalf of their paymaster)

JUST over an hour ago Techrights was at the front page of Hacker News (“IBM is Destroying Red Hat and Red Hatters Are Leaving”). We’ve omitted the links due to ad hominem attacks from IBM employees. Not even factual attacks, just allusions and nastiness.

“So the story most popular and very recent too (that’s a factor in the story’s favour) was just spiked.”We saw it at #6 (from the top), then it suddenly fell down to 10th and minutes later it was gone. We don’t know who submitted the story to that site, the story was already two days old, but we decided to observe the usual spiking by Hacker News as it keeps happening and it’s easier to analyse in ‘slow motion’, so to speak. When the story was ranked #6 we could see several stories with far fewer points and fewer comments (in more time) ranked much higher. Why is that? As I put it at the time (we discussed this in IRC), “something ain’t right” and there’s “some human moderation”. Moments later it was gone from the front page. So the story most popular and very recent too (that’s a factor in the story’s favour) was just spiked. So then we looked at the comments, mostly to find that this whole thread was a Red Hat employee responding to Red Hat employee, citing Red Hat employee… (some IBM employees too in the mix, some with disclosure, some without).

“Speaking of corporate masters, hours ago Patently-O openly admitted it is now sponsored by patent maximalists who profit from software patents litigation and patents on life/nature. No pretence anymore.”What we’ve generally found was some spectacular ad hominem just less than an hour after we had done a video about this very same subject (naming Hacker News as a casual culprit). One might say that’s amazing trolling in the comments, ganging up against the messenger and not even denying the salary coming from the company that article was about. They managed a little ‘bury brigade’ and Hacker News fell for it, marking the submission as “flagged” (without reason specified). This keeps happening. Those whose message is not convenient to affluent/powerful people are silenced; what awful sites those are if they move to the whims of corporate masters…

Speaking of corporate masters, hours ago Patently-O openly admitted it is now sponsored by patent maximalists who profit from software patents litigation and patents on life/nature. No pretence anymore. Neither scholarly nor objective. Just marketing.

“They proved my point on the very same day that I spoke a lot about it (several videos earlier in the same day).”The tweet shown at the top relates to something we wrote about earlier this year.

In summary, so-called ‘Hacker’ ‘News’ basically flagged my story for no reason other than IBM employees (it’s a story about IBM) shouting at the messenger. Those IBM workers had gone totally ad hominem, not disproving anything in the story, whereupon social control media (centralised censorship) obeyed the demands. Maybe there will be some big advertising contract from IBM some time soon.

Don’t become dependent on those so-called ‘social’ sites. Those sites aren’t actually driven and powered by users but by corporations and people with massive salaries. Many comments from IBM employees (salaried aplenty) buried a link to my story, which was factual, just because it was damaging to IBM’s financial agenda. They proved my point on the very same day that I spoke a lot about it (several videos earlier in the same day).

Update: Twitter seems to have truly gone crazy with censorship.

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