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Richard Stallman on How Corporate Media Limits What People Are Allowed to Think and Say (Updated)

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Summary: What the founder of the FSF told yours truly a number of years ago about the behaviour of corporate (funded and controlled by corporations) media

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Please note that the company that consciously profited from the Holocaust (IBM) and from racist eugenics now preaches/lectures us about "empathy" and "diversity". An hour or so ago IBM/Red Hat was using or misusing Open Source dot Com for anti-Torvalds and anti-RMS propaganda (as it did with Fedora as well). Maybe it's time to consider just shunning IBM. They simply attack the community because they want monopoly. And they're not having it. Some hours earlier Bezos worker Mac Asay was concern-trolling the FSF, which he never liked. It's the latest attack on the FSF, in media funded by IBM and Microsoft. Amazon (GAFAM) joins in. Remember that Mac Asay tried working for Microsoft and he's the one who brought Microsoft to the OSI (which it now commandeers to attack the FSF). When monopolies of proprietary software say FSF has a governance problem what they mean to say is that they have a problem with the FSF not taking orders from monopolies and not choosing a composition that harms the FSF's mission.

Update: We now have a transcript of the above clip.

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Corporations have many open and many sneaky ways of exerting power over policies and over public debate. Chomsky has written about some of those methods how they arrange for only a limited range of possible views to be considered entertainable and

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anything outside of that is thought of as laughable. And once they can do this they've already mainly won because all the different options and what they are allowing people to think about are pretty good for them.

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