06.14.21

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Conveniently Conflating Vaccination With the Surveillance Business of IBM/Linux Foundation

Posted in Deception, GNU/Linux, IBM, Kernel at 8:46 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The way some media handles COVID-19 can be described as self-serving, especially Microsoft-connected sites looking to make “Linux” sound bad (or like property of Microsoft); the video above discusses this past weekend’s media coverage about “Linux”

THE awful state of journalism is only made worse by the Linux Foundation, which keeps bribing publishers on behalf of the corporations it is fronting for. As a result, like we noted last week (there has been more media coverage (puff pieces) since then; it’s being kept up to data with further coverage here), we see COVID-19 weaponised for marketing. Even marketing that is neither about Linux nor coronavirus. They’re looking to exploit mostly justified panic/hysteria to sell products and services that the public does not need, looking to convince people they actually want useless things (e.g. contact-tracing ‘apps’ despite being utterly useless, as we’ve been pointing out right from the start, with the collected data later misused as expected/foreseen by civil rights groups, cautioning the data would be used mostly by law enforcement and spies).

“This is a video about the pitfalls of spying, not vaccination, and it’s also a complaint about how the media portrays Linux in general.”The articles shown in the video above are listed in almost chronological order here.

This is a video about the pitfalls of spying, not vaccination, and it’s also a complaint about how the media portrays Linux in general.

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