08.01.22

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Weird Editorial Choices in ‘Linux Today’ These Past Few Hours (Updatedx14)

Posted in Deception, Marketing at 10:49 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

As of moments ago:

'Linux Today' spam

These aren’t articles or news, these are diploma mills:

ZDNet spam

ZDNet spam

Summary: Webspam from ZDNet‘s sister site is being promoted in Linux Today’s front page and RSS feed; paid-for promotional plugs?

Update: They’ve just done it again, less than a day later.

ZDNet again

Update #2: Fourth time in a day. ‘Linux Today’ probably gets paid to post this spam.

The fourth ZDNet spam

Update #3: Wow, fifth time in just over a day. Webspam from ZDNet’s sister site. What on Earth is going on here? Sunset for the site? Has ‘Linux Today’ sold its soul to diploma mills?

A fifth ZDNet spam

Update #4: For the sixth time in 2 days, ‘Linux Today’ posts spammy “plugs” as “news”.

This is at least the sixth such 'TechRepublic Academy' plug in 34 hours; not offensive when they say it?

Update #5: Again today.

LT spam

Update #6: Has ZDNet’s parent company ‘taken over’ Linux Today?

Troubleshooting Linux: An admin’s Guide

It is not even an article!

Spam marketing

Update #7: And again just hours apart.

Linux Today spam again

One can guess what’s happening here. Linux Today has basically sold out.

Spammy Linux Today

Update #8: The site seems like a spam machine.

Spammed today

Spammed

Spammed to death. Will that ever stop?

Update #9: Still going… and a third time today.

LT premium

LT premium

Linux Today used to be a hub for Linux news. Now it’s just webspam operation for a sister site of ZDNet.

Update #10: Still happening… for nearly a week already.

Saturday spam

Update #11: It’s happening, still. Now for a whole week.

systemd spam

ZDNet's systemd spam

Update #12: It has now been over a week.

Premium one week

Update #13: More sales instead of news.

Selling stuff

Linux comparison

Update #14: More of that same old spam, even dated 2021. Certainly some back room deal to post garbage in Linux Today.

2021 spam

Premium spam

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