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“If you Can't Deny the Truth, Run a Smear Campaign” (Updated)

Headsup on smear campaigns

Without going into the specifics of it (because I was once advised not to spend time getting distracted), I wish to warn readers that what is said about me on the Web may typically be slanderous and originate from anonymous or pseudonymous people using honeypots (compromised PCs).

“By discrediting the writer, there's hope of robbing the message of credibility as well (lowering the degree of trust).”With the exception of the press where there is validation of identity, you are advised not to believe anything that you read about me, including articles or posts that are claimed to have come from me because there are forgers pretending to be myself (recent example here.

The reason for pointing this out is because the wave of smears have increased recently (about 30 incidents per day now). If you perform some Google searches like this one, you will soon see the motive for "shoot the messenger" strategies. By discrediting the writer, there's hope of robbing the message of credibility as well (lowering the degree of trust). By filling the Web with slanderous remarks about a person, a pool of lies is there for one to pick up selectively.

Update: about 5 minutes ago, another DDOS attack was launched against my personal site (which is down now). It's the second time in 2 days, but it's probably not related to anything I do in this site. I wouldn't think so anyway.

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