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The Impact of Microsoft Bribing the Media and Suppressing Facts That Are Rarely Mentioned (Despite Their High Importance)

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Summary: Grifting Microsoft, propped up by bailout money and "defence" contracts from Trump and Biden, isn't doing as well as Microsoft-funded media wants us to think; there are many layoffs, rapid erosion in market share, and deep losses in the buzzwords' departments

THE media has made it exceptionally easy to be cynical and sceptical of it. Yes, the media (or "mass" media, corporate media, mainstream media) is gaslighting people, lying to people, blaming the victims, and glorifying the criminals. It's absurd, but that's what happens when money buys "the news" and lobbying can become "reporting".



As noted above, the GNU/Linux world isn't immune to that. For instance, Clickfraud Spamnil [1, 2] (TFIR) is producing Microsoft spam this week, sponsored by 'Linux' Foundation. Yesterday we spoke about all the fake coverage that hyped up chaffbots, which months later seem like a forgotten fad.

"In order for the media to regain people's trust it'll need to act like media again."We now have marketing/PR firms disguised as "news" sites, "journalists" (by their own description) that are funded by Microsoft, and even Florian Müller is back lobbying for Microsoft (people online call him out on it, noting the severe conflict of interest that goES back to the 1990s).

In order for the media to regain people's trust it'll need to act like media again.

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