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We Let Them Get Away With Murder, But They Make up for It by Banning Words



Nothing says "tolerance" like censorship (which is counterproductive in a lot of ways anyway)

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Summary: The Microsoft propaganda machines (notably ZDNet this weekend) are busy portraying Microsoft as a "good company" for censoring words, never mind the actual, meaningful, substantial actions of Microsoft, which is boosting authoritarian people who imprison even babies (for the 'crime' of being on the 'wrong' side of the border)

THE ever-so-lovely people from Microsoft are finally doing something. "GitHub to replace 'master' with 'main' starting next month" according to the so-called 'Linux' section of ZDNet (Linux? Why?! Exactly!). But GitHub and Microsoft will carry on committing crimes against humanity for ICE (it's all about profit and appeasing Trump for big contracts like "JEDI"). It's a lot easier to change a line of code somewhere in GitHub's proprietary code. Because words... are cheap. And this is apparently an aspect of 'human rights' that large corporations can conveniently get behind; "master" becomes "main"! Job done! Slavery is a thing of the past! Mission accomplished.

"Slavery is a thing of the past! Mission accomplished."Here's ZDNet's "Linux" page today or better yet the "Open Source" section. ZDNet understands that GitHub is proprietary software, right? Right? Apparently not:

Open Source in ZDNet



Notice how 50% of the featured articles are moreover about Microsoft, which is against "Open Source". The author of the GitHub publicity/PR stunt is an anti-Linux hack. Why did ZDNet hire anti-Linux hacks?

"The author of the GitHub publicity/PR stunt is an anti-Linux hack."Since ZDNet's parent company (CBS) went bust last December things got a lot worse. It's not a news site anymore; its "Open Source" section -- like the "Linux" section -- is mostly Microsoft marketing.

Here's Rowan Atkinson (best known for "Mr. Bean") explaining why censorship isn't the answer to people feeling offended.

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