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ZDNet Really Hates Golang (Maybe Because Microsoft Does)

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Summary: The Golang programming language seems to be the target of intense FUD campaigns from sites connected to Microsoft, so it's likely a bit of a Nemesis/endgame to Microsoft monoculture (unlike Rust, which Microsoft has already pocketed and is actively besieging to promote Microsoft monopoly and hardware monoculture)

THE Microsoft FUD machine known as ZDNet is at it again. "ZD" stands for Zero & Dreck.



Anyway, this Microsoft propaganda site is constantly spreading FUD against Golang just because more and more people, both developers and non-developers, use it. It has enjoyed fast adoption/growth, unlike the failing frameworks from Microsoft (which are barely adopted after decades out there). It's envy. It's fear. It's FUD. The core of the FUD has (more so lately) been something like this: people can write malware using Golang. So that means Golang itself is "malware" or "for malware" or "helps malware" (something along those lines; anything to tarnish Golang's name by association).

"Fake reporting and fake security are a growing problem online."Shame on Brittany Day for amplifying all this ZDNet trash and FUD. It's not the first time LinuxSecurity.com does this; the site not always anti-Linux, but too often it relays anti-Linux pieces without some basic "Sanity Check" or fact-checking. So the FUD gets added to the mix and perpetuated for anti-Linux elements' benefit.

Golang logoThe latest FUD says: "There's been a 2,000% increase of new malware written in Go over the past few years. Many of these malware families are botnets targeting Linux and IoT devices to either install crypto miners or enroll the infected machine into DDoS botnets."

We would rather not link to either site and send traffic in this stuff's direction/way. But for those who are interested the video gives enough of a starting point (such as headline or URL).

Fake reporting and fake security are a growing problem online. Faking stuff is the business model.

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