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Techrights Expresses Concern That Microsoft Weaponises Chatbots to Craft Linux-Hostile Cruft Without Any Accountability

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Summary: Today we publish two videos about Microsoft's misinformation/disinformation capabilities; by making an LLM 'freely' available, with built in biases (controlled by Microsoft), anti-GNU/Linux lies and venomous statements can proliferate without any attribution

THE past few days were spent catching up with news links and implementing new curation tools (s/n ratio is awful in today's Web). Daily Links have gone on here for over 15 years (next month our IRC community turns 15 too) and they're very important for us.



"Sounds like Microsoft spreads misinformation using its so-called ‘news’ sites, right? Do we want to use or rely on a chatbot from such a dishonest company?"One reader asked for more details about the demise of Microsoft-branded peripherals, but so far all press coverage we've found about it was Microsoft puff pieces, misdirection, and face-saving, damage-limiting spin. This is discussed in passing above. Certainly Microsoft isn't doing well. The "Microsoft Store" franchise died in 2020 and ever since then we've already repeatedly heard of Azure layoffs (every year; the press suppressed this information), which means that clown computing isn't working out for Microsoft. All that spare (unused) servers capacity is instead being wasted of "HEY HI" (AI) gimmicks and vapourware. Trying to get people to actually use the darn thing required a very expensive and relentless "marketing" campaign, borrowing just about every trademark of Microsoft, conjoined with buzzwords ("Hey Hi!") and paid stenographers.

AWS is also having issues (and layoffs), but Amazon shares were up 10% at the same time an MSN (yes, Microsoft) headline said "Amazon disappoints"... (double-standards/hypocrisy all over this)

MSN itself had many layoffs, as did Bing (which is the main trademark Microsoft uses to shill the chatbot).

Sounds like Microsoft spreads misinformation using its so-called 'news' sites, right? Do we want to use or rely on a chatbot from such a dishonest company? That too is discussed above.

"Not only is the company dishonest," an associate noted, it "the chaffbot is nearly always stubbornly wrong. "It would be very important to link to (and describe briefly) how wrong it usually is," this associate added. We'll provide some examples later.

"Information oligopolies and consolidation are hallmark of imperialism in the digital realm."Lest we forgot Google's grip on the Web and Gulag Noise (Google News) having a near monopoly. Phoronix, GamingOnLinux, and 9to5Linux (Michael, Liam, and Marius; literally just 3 people) dominate the so-called "search" results in Gulag Noise for terms like "Ubuntu" and "Linux". Why aren't more GNU/Linux news sites included? Because they're "advertiser-unfriendly" (i.e. not sucking up to corporate power)? The source diversity in that Gulag disservice is truly awful and they are not striving to fix that. Nor will "Bard"...

Information oligopolies and consolidation are hallmark of imperialism in the digital realm.

The video above speaks about Webspam or SPAM sites -- a topic we've revisited lately in light of a disturbing resurgence. Sites that are 'written' or 'composed' by SPAMBOTS (or generated by chaffbots/chatbots/automated translation apparently) keep spreading lies and FUD about GNU/Linux... possibly generated by Microsoft bots. They're trained on GNU/Linux-hostile (and censored) datasets, including sites sponsored by Microsoft, then curated in Kenya by sweatshop-grade staff. It's about institutionalising bias. Then, the FUD comes out in bulk. No need for Microsoft to pay for shills, they need only register domains and run an anti-Linux word spew. We'll discuss this some more with some practical examples later today in another video.

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