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This Coming Year We Need Accurate Information About Sockpuppet Armies That Defame People Online

posted by Roy Schestowitz on Mar 22, 2024

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TODAY and yesterday we saw some potentially false rumours circulating about the Julian Assange case. Assange is too ill/unwell to appear in court. Neither his account nor the (official) Wikileaks account said anything about these rumours, so we assume they don't want such rumours to gain visibility (hence, better to not even mention). Moreover, in the upcoming (imminent) Daily Links we'll show some refutation from Assange's lawyer/legal team, which had been contacted for feedback.

So what is it with social control media and sometimes mainstream media relaying potentially false rumours, in this case disseminated (as in seminal) from Rupert Murdoch's more reputable paper, which he merely bought a long time ago? When will we get the news instead of some people relaying Twitter (X) hearsay or making stuff up? This article we've just published from Daniel Pocock covers some examples of it. Like Assange (and Murdoch), he is Australia and there is another high-profile Australian falsely accused of rape... and finally acquitted only after millions (according to him) in damages from biased media coverage.

Over the coming 12 months or so, usually only once a week (on Mondays), we expect to write about these sorts of issues in relation to or with focus on Free software. We've already shown how our webhost was contacted, even using sockpuppets, trying to take down a GNU/Linux news and advocacy site. We showed how the rms lynching resulted not in any vindication but instead mostly silence (the mobbing did its fair share of damage, but not justice).

There's a lot more to come. We pace it down so we can focus on the principal topics that we've always focused on.

We'll show how perjury was committed and have a victory lap when people are held accountable for it. We'll speak about other people who were wrongly accused and falsely reported to police (in the US it's common to attempt swatting if not just harassment by process) and we'll go back in time to show how old those tactics are, amplified directly and seed in social control media (no fact-checking needed) to undermine well known institutions such as the EFF. We plan to show official documents, screenshots and so on. These issues are very serious and they merit an honest analysis.

To avoid being sidetracked or habitually distracted we won't cover this every day, only once a week. There's plenty of stuff we want to focus on instead of mobbing and trolling.

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