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The Microsoft FUD Machine Turning Up the Heat on 'Linux' While Lobbying to Ban Free Software at the Legislative Level

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Summary: Generating GNU/Linux-hostile chaff seems like a "side perk" of Microsoft doing a month-long or months-long campaign for a rather worthless and highly inaccurate chatbot (chaffbot), falsely marketing that chatbot as conversational "HEY HI" (AI) or tool for composing E-mail, code, commits and so on

THE video above deals with a certain resurgence of anti-"Linux" FUD. Some of that seems to be computer- (or Microsoft-) generated, but not all of it, as we noted earlier on. Microsoft basically creates weapons of misinformation.



We've long deemed this a potential topic, as this severe problem is only growing and it's not going away. We only needed to gather more material to serve as evidence of the trend and this past week we found sufficient material. At least some of that is computer-generated spew. That's not a new problem, but it can grow in intensity over time. "Because it is bot-generated," an associate noted, "that message will turn up elsewhere."

"We've long deemed this a potential topic, as this severe problem is only growing and it's not going away.""Speaking of [it]," the associate added, "I notice (and you have seen before) that Ars [Technica] has relabled all of [Peter] Bright's articles as "Staff Writer" or somesuch" (for those who don't know, Bright is a serial child rapist who was promoted, then acted as editor and moderator in that site for years).

So Reddit's owner (Condé Nast) thinks that the issue right now is the name (pedophile and child abuser), not the lies relayed by Microsoft through him. What does this tell us about the media and about him?

"So Reddit's owner (Condé Nast) thinks that the issue right now is the name (pedophile and child abuser), not the lies relayed by Microsoft through him. What does this tell us about the media and about him?"Citing this piece from SecurityWeek ("RTM Locker Ransomware Variant Targeting ESXi Servers"), one associate noted that this is "not a "linux" variant" and the topic should be revisited in light of plenty such FUD lately (we found about a dozen this past week alone and included those with quick rebuttals in Daily Links; the video above shows this subset of the lot; Gemini equivalent here).

"CISA panels are notoriously stacked (loaded with full-time Microsoft staff)."Seeing the direction all this is going (media emitting disinformation), and moreover noting that public input is being collected by the Microsoft-infiltrated CISA, the associate said that "FOSS participation needed" (Linux Foundation is a front group of proprietary software vendors, so that won't count; OSI also fronts for Microsoft). "Industry vendors have until June 26 to comment on the provisional document," the report says, so we suppose they limit themselves to input from corporations, not experts or ordinary members of the public*. CISA panels are notoriously stacked (loaded with full-time Microsoft staff). The objective is 'privileged' back doors rather than true security. _________ * For those willing to help out, the following pages are highly relevant:



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