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Microsoft GitHub Does It Again

April 1st, 1:00AM

GitHub takedown
Screenshot taken April 1st, 1:00AM BST



Summary: Richard Stallman's dignity is defended, at last, by Microsoft

In recent months a group has started a petition on GitHub to pressure the Free Software Foundation to not reinstate its founder, Richard Stallman, as chair. The petition has been widely recognised as being based on false accusations against Mr Stallman (e.g. evidence of defamation by cyberbullies), resulting in Microsoft, owner of GitHub, deciding to close down the petition's GitHub account, citing "cyberbullying" as the reason. Microsoft issued a statement explaining that it will not tolerate its platform being used for bullying and wanted to protect Mr Stallman's human rights.

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