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NATO-funded doxxers a step removed from Wikipedians

Post by hyatt » Sun Apr 24, 2022 3:58 am

The headline is: Libs of TikTok Doxing Uncovers Secret Hacker-Government Mercenary Alliance Behind Regime’s War on MAGA Americans
Who is Travis Brown? In essence, a man paid by the German government to target, dox, and harass the international left’s ideological enemies.
Brown’s doxxing operation isn’t an independent venture. He is backed by the Prototype Fund, a project of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany, an “independent not-for-profit organization.” The notion that the foundation is “independent” is, of course, a lie. OKFG receives funding directly from the the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Open Knowledge Foundation Germany is also funded by:

* Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
* Knight Foundation
* National Endowment for Democracy, a well known CIA front
* Omidyar Network, partners in the $23 trillion Global Steering Group for Impact Investment that is run by Sir Ronald Cohen of Apax Partners... as a partnership with Russia
* Shuttleworth Foundation
* William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, run by the same people as the Rothschild Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

There are a few notable people in their advisory council such as Benjamin Mako Hill, a Debian/Ubuntu developer and member of the Wikimedia Foundation advisory board. Also there is Professor Nigel Shadbolt, director of the Web Science Trust which organizes the ACM Web Science Conference which in at least one year was organized by Mark Bernstein.

Also present is Mark Surman, executive director of Mozilla, whose wife Tonya Surman is a "social entrepreneur" who runs the "Centre for Social Innovation".

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Post by ericbarbour » Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:43 am

hyatt wrote:
Sun Apr 24, 2022 3:58 am
* Knight Foundation
A name that is well-connected to the WMF. Numerous threads on Wikipediocracy about their funding of the WMF and that "Knowledge Engine" business. Not to mention Knight and the WMF having numerous connections via the Berkman Klein Center.

Some samples?
https://wikipediocracy.com/forum/viewto ... =23&t=3565
https://wikipediocracy.com/forum/viewto ... =43&t=7260
* National Endowment for Democracy, a well known CIA front
Openly admitted in the Wikipedia article. Not that anyone at the WMF cares. Their money is green.

Oh, btw, someone I know via Facebook (And btw, NOT a political conservative) was complaining today about Taylor Lorenz. Not only is she nuts, she works for Bezos. AND Wikipedians evidently think she's a "hero". Plus:
She was a 2019 Knight Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and is an affiliate at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.[2]
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Post by hyatt » Tue May 10, 2022 4:22 am

WMF meets WEF: Lila Tretikov is in a database of World Economic Forum graduates. This is doubly interesting when considering the rumor on the chans years ago that Tretikov was forced out over politics as an actual Russian wasn't enough of a commie for them. Being in the WEF didn't protect her.

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Post by ericbarbour » Tue May 10, 2022 7:03 pm

hyatt wrote:
Tue May 10, 2022 4:22 am
WMF meets WEF: Lila Tretikov is in a database of World Economic Forum graduates. This is doubly interesting when considering the rumor on the chans years ago that Tretikov was forced out over politics as an actual Russian wasn't enough of a commie for them. Being in the WEF didn't protect her.
Good point. Although I suspect they forced her out mostly because she would not rubberstamp "business as usual" and tried to force a few likely-necessary reforms.

You pointed out something essential: conspiracy nuts always have plenty of ammo for their paranoia, because there ARE some wealthy people and their professional toadies trying to manipulate global politics for their own ends. A subculture of nonprofits has grown up about this scene. Wikimedia is trying to slime their way into the scene--and not doing a very good job, because maintaining their idiotic little "encyclopedia cult" and the power structure therein, is FAR more important.
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Post by ericbarbour » Sun May 15, 2022 8:33 pm

An aside:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:X-Editor

Heavily editing Taylor Lorenz's article, and the Libs of Tik Tok article, and the incredibly world-class stupid article PewDiePie vs T-Series, and various related online screaming matches. Plus likes to bitch about Elon Musk. Plus has spent a remarkable amount of time in recent years using Wikipedia to belittle Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger....

X-Editor practically pwns the Gab article. As absurd and "hatey" as Gab is, it's not actually very successful. Another spluttering paranoiac conservative echo chamber and so what. Just put that down and leave it. Yet X-Editor can't stop picking the scab.

Does this look like the editing pattern of any other than a mechanical ragey fully-polarizing progressive POV-pusher to you? X-Editor's userpage will tell you very little about what X-Editor actually does on WP. By design.
Screenshot 2022-05-15 at 13-16-03 X-Editor - Wikipedia (en wikipedia org) - Edit Counter - XTools.png
Screenshot 2022-05-15 at 13-16-03 X-Editor - Wikipedia (en wikipedia org) - Edit Counter - XTools.png (63.78 KiB) Viewed 348 times
It should be obvious that X-Editor is a sock account belonging to someone who has been embedded in WP culture for a long time. Feel free to figure out who that really is. (This reminds me of the kind of crap that a Cirt sock would pull.)
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Re: NATO-funded doxxers a step removed from Wikipedians

Post by wexter » Sun May 15, 2022 11:27 pm

sock account belonging to someone who has been embedded in WP culture for a long time

Last I checked it was not against the law to use "sock puppets or meat puppets" (TOS perhaps) but WMF would like to think they can change law and reality to their will. Which is sort of funny because they support and tolerate "the long con of internal sock puppets managed-owned by power users" and then threaten anyone in the outside world that uses the same methods to overcome the weight of Wikipedia nonsense. Threats posted on Wikipedia and Cease and Desist Letters would be examples of the type of bullying WMF does, it is much easier to bully outsiders than it is to fix problems internally.

Tolerated sock puppetry is part of the long Wikipedia con, it's the same as the administrator long con, or the paid editing con via a PR service, or the fan-boy long Wikipedia con.

We are talking less than 1000 folks in control of Wikipedia, a good percentage of them with multiple accounts.
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Re: NATO-funded doxxers a step removed from Wikipedians

Post by ericbarbour » Mon May 16, 2022 6:38 am

wexter wrote:
Sun May 15, 2022 11:27 pm
We are talking less than 1000 folks in control of Wikipedia, a good percentage of them with multiple accounts.
The rules of Wikipedia apply to you not me. --Jimmy Wales
Correct. And if you challenge them at an "officially sanctioned" meetup, they will physically throw you out of the room.
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