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Reddit and Other Social Control Media Exist to Deceive and Censor

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Summary: We're sad to learn that many people get their 'news' from Reddit, clearly failing to see that it is a Censorship Machine that oftentimes censors facts on behalf of corporations and plutocrats

REDDIT is a particularly nasty site that distorts reality, quite often in Microsoft's favour (Microsoft is paying for it). Censorship is the goal or business model. Reddit is a filter, it's not reality. Microsoft pays people to post comments there and it pays Reddit itself for covert marketing as "stories" [1, 2]. Others have noticed the same, especially the hostility towards GNU/Linux and the GPL. There's growing awareness and better understanding of how Reddit facilitates mass deception. The parent company does the same. It's the same company that temporarily 'ousted' Linus Torvalds, by effectively blackmailing the Linux Foundation to punish him. It's just corruption of the "media" or weaponisation of platforms/publications, as noted yesterday in IRC. This corruption has moved on from "media" to organisations. "FSF, EFF, OSI, etc have more or less a last chance to fight Vista 12," an associate told us today. "After that TPM2, Pluton, Restricted Boot, etc will be obligatory."

As we've just noted, OSI is basically more or less defunct. It became a de facto Microsoft lobby group, promoting GitHub (proprietary).

To the typical outsider, this may all seem like a coincidence or an accident, not malice. As Grey's Law goes: "Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice" (in this case, it is malice).

As psydruid put it yesterday, "the "news" media are complicit in actively fighting the inevitable victory of free software over closed source software because they know the companies that fund them stand to lose..."

"Reddit is more than corruption," the associate added, "it was misleading from day one and is about steering opinions in various communities by pretending to be other than what they are."

My own (personal) thoughts are in the video above.

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