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The list of crimes to earn the opprobriumof IOTA fans is growing by the day. Journalists who fail to pen fawning hagiographies of David S첩nsteb첩 and his team are singled out for persecution by IOTA acolytes. But it not just reporters who are blacklisted: anyone who tweets a link to an IOTA story or who even likes a tweet is also deemed an enemy combatant.

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IOTA Defenders Go on the Warpath

IOTA Supporters: Tweeting a News Link Is ?쏶preading FUD width=As someone famous once said, ?쏷he essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never escape from it.It an ethos that a subset of the IOTA community have taken to heart. Last week, the Financial TimesJemima Kelly wrote about IOTA obsession with controlling the narrative. While no organization welcomes unfavorable press coverage, IOTA has gone to extreme lengths to penalize anyone who doesn toe the party line. In her piece, Kelly explained:

IOTA talks a lot about FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt), a term adopted by the crypto community to refer to critical commentary. The acronym might also reasonably be applied to its own approach to dealing with critics.

She added: ?쏧OTA’s ‘troll army’ – which is how its team of online disciples is often referred to as – have scared off some people enough for them not to want to speak out. Two people we asked to speak to for this story told us they didn’t want to because they were worried about the consequences of doing so. One was worried about being threatened with physical harm. Tim Swanson, founder of tech consultancy Post Oak Labs and a leading authority in the space, told us he undid a retweet of a story that was mildly critical of IOTA because he felt intimidated by…a senior person from the IOTA team

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Liking a Tweet Is Now FUD

Jemima Kelly wasn kidding about sharing a tweet being grounds for referral to IOTA Politburo for Public Enlightenment, better known as Tangleblog. It is here that the most egregious thought crimes are called out. According to the blog author, for example, Zcash founder Zooko is guilty of spreading FUD by tweeting a link to Kelly FT article. As if that wasn heinous enough, Grayscale Investments had the temerity to like the tweet, which is apparently ?쐀reathtakingand part of a ?쐂irty agenda

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The list of organizations that IOTA and its army has called to boycott is too long to list, but includes Bitcoin.com, Coindesk, and The Next Web, whose lead journalist Mix has earned particular ire, and to his credit made a point of regularly prodding the IOTA beehive with scant regard for the consequences. When journalists get out of line by reporting the news, or Twitter users overstep the mark by sharing tweets, IOTA enforcers follow a predictable pattern.

Anatomy of an IOTA Attack

The first strike usually occurs on Twitter. The writer of an article such as this one will be sent veiled threats, told that they ren a journalistand ought to know better than to ?쐓pread FUD and misinformation If the writer has committed any minor infraction in the past tweeting support for a now defunct cryptocurrency; composed an embarrassing personal blog; been pictured in an ill-advised Christmas sweater this will be dredged up and used as ammo. It a dirty war and anything is fair game.

Next, the comments section of the article will fill up with copy pasted complaints as IOTA troll army goes into overdrive. With a publication such as news.Bitcoin.com, it may be suggested that the company is motivated to ?쏤UD IOTAbecause it fears that bitcoin is threatened by IOTA superior DAG technology. Or perhaps the writer is salty because they didn buy IOTA when it was 20 cents. While some journalists and researchers refuse to be cowed, others drink the Kool Aid, undo their retweets, and refrain from all public discussion about IOTA in favor of a quiet life.

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It was Joseph Goebbels, for the record, who said that quote at the outset. ?쏷he essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never escape from it.Inside IOTA Reichsministerium f체r Volksaufkl채rung und Propaganda, the education of the masses has only just begun.

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