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The updated article is here:

http://techrights.org/2021/03/15/duckduckgo-in-2021/

There is too much censorship & shenannigans like concealing censorship from modlogs to trust lemmy.ml anymore. I just saw a post about how the admins removed a community creator and quietly put someone else in control.


Privacytools ("PTIO") is a project with the noble mission to "*provide knowledge and tools to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance*" Sounds useful, no? Sadly, their [website](http://privacy2zbidut4m4jyj3ksdqidzkw3uoip2vhvhbvwxbqux5xy5obyd.onion/) does the opposite of its claim: it leads people straight into mass surveillance centers through endorsements of bad players. The site is rife with entities that privacy seekers should be avoiding. They not only show poor judgment by endorsing privacy abusers who work directly against their mission, but they also neglect to enumerate the traps and pitfalls on the endorsement pages. Apart from the transparency problem, security experts expose lots of privacy abuses in the website bug tracker which have little influence on decisions made by the staff that's in control of commits. # Dangerous and misinformed endorsements * ***Signal*** PTIO claims to "*provide knowledge and tools to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance*", yet PTIO [knowingly and willfully](https://github.com/privacytoolsIO/privacytools.io/issues/779) sends privacy seekers directly into several mass surveillance traps via OWS Signal. * ***Keybase*** PTIO endorses Keybase despite [reckless and malicious wrongdoing](https://github.com/privacytoolsIO/privacytools.io/issues/740#issuecomment-460076395) -- which PTIO is aware of. * ***DuckDuckGo*** ("DDG") is falsely marketed (but very well marketed) as privacy-respecting. It's a popular choice among naive users. Experts know better. Sadly, PTIO does not. [Copious privacy abuses](https://dev.lemmy.ml/post/31321) are linked to DDG. PTIO betrays the public trust through this reckless and uncautioned endorsement. PTIO down plays the non-controversial and superior [alternatives](https://dev.lemmy.ml/post/29179). * ***Qwant*** Has a history of hostility toward Tor users. Metager and Mojeek have never mistreated Tor users, and yet they rank low in PTIO endorsements. # Incompetence and deception * ***Searx*** PTIO has a fundamental misunderstanding of what Searx is. It's smart to [endorse](https://www.privacytools.io/providers/search-engines/) searx, but not as a search "provider". Searx is not a service. Searx is free ***software*** search engine. PTIO erroneously claims "No logs, no ads and no tracking". It's a deception. Anyone can run a public searx instance and implement logs, ads, tracking, and any other anti-feature they want. There are [many instances](https://searx.space/). And some searx instances do in fact push ads to pay their bills. All but one searx instance will push privacy abusing CloudFlare results to users -- and at least half a dozen of them are evil to the extent of proxying through CloudFlare themselves. It only makes sense to endorse particular searx instances. There is one searx instance that is uniquely above all privacy respecting, which filters out CloudFlare results: searxes.eu.org. # Hypocrisy- refusal of PTIO to eat their own dog food PTIO is totally blind on the importance of setting an ethical example that is consistent with their own mission. If PTIO cannot handle ethical privacy-respecting tools themselves, how can they possibly expect to give novices confidence? PTIO's credibility is in the shitter as it proudly displays branding for the following on their website: | *shameful example* | *why it's a problem* | |---|---| | **Microsoft Github** | PTIO uses a Microsoft Github repo to manage bug reports. There are [copious problems](https://github.com/privacytoolsIO/privacytools.io/issues/843) with this foolish choice. PTIO makes a failed attempt to reason that they want to be where the most people are. With that kind of rationale, they've self-defeated their mission. | | **Twitter** | PTIO [claims](https://github.com/privacytoolsIO/privacytools.io/issues/843#issuecomment-486891131) Twitter is "for outreach". If PTIO needs to reach Twitter users, they can have a Twitter account. But to ***link into Twitter*** from their website takes the hypocrisy beyond outreach. Users who land on their clearnet website have already been reached. It's both foolish and reckless to lead people from the open web back into Twitter. | | **Facebook** | Richard Stallman gives [good advice](https://stallman.org/facebook-presence.html) to those who refuse to accept the reality that they don't really need Facebook. If you believe you cannot live without Facebook, you still cannot justify linking into FB from the free world. To link from FB to the open web is sensible. To link the other direction is to be an excessive and needless enabler of privacy abuse.| | **Microsoft LinkedIn** | same issue as Twitter and Facebook | | **Reddit** | Amazon-hosted. Same issue as Twitter and Facebook | It’s plainly evident when navigating privacytools.io that there’s a serious credibility problem.
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DuckDuckGo's privacy abuses-- current, historic, and by proxy
There are substantial privacy and civil liberty issues with DuckDuckGo. Here they are spot-lighted: * ***Nefarious History of DDG founder & CEO***: * DDG's founder (Gabriel Weinberg) has a [history](https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/aqz3q8/the_history_of_duckduckgos_founder_is_disturbing/) of privacy abuse, starting with his founding of [Names DB](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_Database), a surveillance capitalist service designed to coerce naive users to submit sensitive information about their friends. (2006) * Weinberg's [motivation](http://web.archivecrfip2lpi.onion/web/20181116102800/https://www.eyerys.com/articles/people/search-engine-and-privacy-gabriel-weinberg) for creating DDG was not actually to "spread privacy"; it was to create something big, something that would compete with big players. As a privacy abuser during the conception of DDG (Names Database), Weinberg sought to become a big-name legacy. Privacy is Weinberg's means (not ends) in that endeavor. Clearly he doesn't value privacy -- he values perception of privacy. * ***Direct Privacy Abuse***: * DDG [was caught](http://web.archivecrfip2lpi.onion/web/20130627082930/http://www.alexanderhanff.com/duckduckgone) violating its own privacy policy by issuing tracker cookies. * DDG's app [sends every URL](https://github.com/duckduckgo/Android/issues/527) you visit to DDG servers. ([reaction](https://cmpwn.com/@sir/104444543789319623)). * DDG is currently collecting users' operating systems and everything they highlight in the search results. (to verify this, simply hit F12 in your browser and select the "network" tab. Do a search with javascript enabled. Highlight some text on the screen. Mouseover the traffic rows and see that your highlighted text, operating system, and other details relating to geolocation are sent to DDG. Then change the query and submit. Notice that the previous query is being transmitted with the new query to link the queries together) * DDG is accused of [fingerprinting](https://betanews.com/2019/01/07/duckduckgo-fingerprinting-accusation/) users' browsers. * When clicking an ad on the DDG results page, all data available in your session is sent to the advertiser, which is why the Epic browser project [refuses](https://www.epicbrowser.com/FAQ.html) to set DDG as the default browser. * DDG [blacklisted](https://contact.framasoft.org/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/newsletter10.html) Framabee, a search engine for the highly respected framasoft.org consortium. * ***Censorship***: Some people replace Google with DDG in order to avoid censorship. DDG is not the answer. * DDG is [complying](https://stallman.org/articles/duckduckgo-censorship.html) with the "celebrity threesome injunction". * ***CloudFlare***: DDG promotes one of the largest [privacy abusing](https://github.com/privacytoolsIO/privacytools.io/issues/374#issuecomment-460077544) tech giants and adversary to the Tor community: CloudFlare Inc. DDG results give high rankings to CloudFlare sites, which consequently compromises privacy, net neutrality, and anonymity: * Anonymity: CloudFlare DoS attacks Tor users, causing substantial damage to the Tor network. * Privacy: All CloudFlare sites are surreptitiously MitM'd by design. * Net neutrality: CloudFlare's attack on Tor users causes access inequality, the centerpiece to net neutrality. * DDG T-shirts are sold using a [CloudFlare site](https://duckduckgo.merchmadeeasy.com/), thus surreptitiously sharing all order information (name, address, credit card, etc) with CloudFlare despite their statement at the bottom of the page saying "DuckDuckGo is an Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs." (2019) * DDG hired CloudFlare to host spreadprivacy.com (2019) * ***Harmful Partnerships with Adversaries of Privacy Seekers***: * DDG patronizes privacy-abuser **Amazon**, using AWS for hosting. * Amazon is making an astronomical investment in facial recognition which will destroy physical travel privacy worldwide. * Amazon uses Ring and Alexa to surveil neighborhoods and the inside of homes. * Amazon [paid](https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/04/facebook-donated-200000-to-kill-a-privacy-law-but-now-its-backtracking/) $195k to fight privacy in CA. (also see http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1401518&view=late1) * Amazon runs sweat shops, invests in climate denial, etc.. the list of non-privacy related harms is too long to list here. * DDG feeds privacy-abuser **Microsoft** by patronizing the Bing API for search results and uses Outlook email service. * Microsoft Office products violate the GDPR (the Dutch government discovered numerous violations) * Microsoft finances AnyVision to equip the Israeli military with facial recognition to be used against the Palestinians who they oppress. * Microsoft [paid](https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/04/facebook-donated-200000-to-kill-a-privacy-law-but-now-its-backtracking/) $195k to fight privacy in CA. (also see http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1401518&view=late1) * DDG hires Microsoft for email service: `torsocks dig @8.8.8.8 mx duckduckgo.com +tcp | grep -E '^\w'` ==> "...duckduckgo-com.mail.protection.outlook.com" * DDG is [partnered](https://www.ghacks.net/2016/07/01/duckduckgo-yahoo-partnership/) with **Yahoo** (aka Oath; plus **Verizon** and **AOL** by extension). DDG helps Yahoo profit by patronizing Yahoo's API for search results, and also through advertising. The Verizon corporate conglomerate is evil in many ways: * Yahoo, Verizon, and AOL all supported CISPA (unwarranted surveillance bills) * Yahoo, Verizon, and AOL all use DNSBLs to block individuals from running their own mail servers, thus forcing an over-share of e-mail metadata with a relay. * Verizon and AOL both drug test their employees, thus intruding on their privacy outside of the workplace. * Verizon supports the TTP treaty. * Yahoo voluntarily ratted out a human rights journalist (Shi Tao) to the Chinese gov w/out warrant, leading to his incarceration. * Yahoo recently recovered "deleted" e-mail to convict a criminal. The deleted e-mail was not expected to be recoverable per the Yahoo Privacy Policy. * Verizon received $16.8 billion in Trump tax breaks, then immediately laid off thousands of workers. * (2014) Verizon fined $7.4 million for [violating customers’ privacy](https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/03/verizon-privacy_n_5760132.html) * (2016) Verizon fined $1.35 million for [violating customers’ privacy](https://www.cnet.com/news/verizon-racks-up-1-35-m-bill-for-violating-consumer-privacy/) * (2018) Verizon paid $200k to [fight privacy in CA](https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/04/facebook-donated-200000-to-kill-a-privacy-law-but-now-its-backtracking/). See also [this page](http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1401518&view=late1) * (2018) Verizon caught [taking voice prints](https://www.reddit.com/r/privacytoolsIO/comments/ac8p1x/verizon_voice_fingerprinting_on_customer_support/)? * [more dirt](https://old.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/62ezji/which_american_mobile_carrier_is_the_most_privacy/) (scroll down to Verizon) * (2016) Yahoo [caught](https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/oct/04/yahoo-secret-email-program-nsa-fbi) surreptitiously monitoring Yahoo Mail messages for the NSA. * ***Advertising Abuses & Corruption***: * DDG consumed a room at FOSDEM 2018 to deliver a sales pitch despite its proprietary non-free server code, then dashed out without taking questions. Shame on FOSDEM organizers for allowing this corrupt abuse of precious resources. * Tor Project accepted a $25k "contribution" (read: bribe) from DDG, so you'll find that DDG problems are down-played. This is why Tor Browser defaults to using DDG and why Tor Project endorses DDG over [Ss](https://ss.wodferndripvpe6ib4uz4rtngrnzichnirgn7t5x64gxcyroopbhsuqd.onion) -- and against the interests of the privacy-seeking Tor community. The EFF also pimps DDG -- a likely consequence of EFF's close ties to Tor Project. For the record, this is how Tor Project responds to criticism about their loyalty toward DuckDuckGo (their benefactor) in IRC: > 18:20 < psychil> if torbrowser is going to be recommended, it should also be open to scrutiny. in the absence of that transparency, you create an untrustworthy forum. > 18:20 < psychil> we've seen a loyalty from TB toward duckduckgo, but DDG is in partnership with Verizon, Yahoo, AOL et. al. > 18:21 < psychil> all CISPA-sponsoring companies > 18:22 < psychil> if ppl choose to trust them fair enough, but this trust shouldn't be pushed on every user weighing their choice of browsers > 18:26 -!- mode/#tor [-b psychil@*!*@*] by ChanServ > 18:27 < YY_Bozhinsky> psychil: i am using Tor (thanks to Tor Devs)... PLUS brain - good bundle. I am happy. And please, don't rush to change Reality (do it slowly with love and respect). Because it's home for many ppl. They construct their lives in it. Think twice before ruining that. Please. > 18:27 -!- mode/#tor [+b psychil!*@*] by ChanServ > 18:27 -!- psychil was kicked from #tor by ChanServ [wont stop the FUD] Indeed, Tor Project is notoriously fast to censor any discourse (no matter how civil) when it supports a narrative that doesn't align with their view / propaganda.
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(censored in r/enviroaction) Tell Yang his campaign t-shirt is a bad idea
This is why people should abandon Reddit in favor of Lemmy. This post exposes the rampant Reddit censorship problem. The following posts are an example of civil on topic rule-conforming posts that were censored in r/enviroaction without cause. ----- In response to [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/enviroaction/comments/dr2f9a/tell_yang_his_campaign_tshirt_is_a_bad_idea_made/f6e2gyt/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/enviroaction/comments/dr2f9a/tell_yang_his_campaign_tshirt_is_a_bad_idea_made/f6ehncw/) the following (which was censored): >> So just a note, all cotton is organic: C6H5O9 > > Either you're attempting [equivocation](https://www.thoughtco.com/equivocation-fallacy-term-1690672), or perhaps you're unaware of [sustainable cotton](http://aboutorganiccotton.org/faq/) which has taken the name "organic cotton". ("at present, approximately 0.51% of global cotton production is organic.") > > But thanks for mentioning Amazon's packaging waste.. I overlooked that. In response to [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/enviroaction/comments/dr2f9a/tell_yang_his_campaign_tshirt_is_a_bad_idea_made/f6fz58s/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/enviroaction/comments/dr2f9a/tell_yang_his_campaign_tshirt_is_a_bad_idea_made/f6g14ha/) the following (which was censored): > I was actually half tempted to criticize Amazon for using FedEx. > > FedEx is an NRA-supporting ALEC member, so using FedEx supports climate denial (among [other evils](https://www.reddit.com/r/Boycott_Boeing/comments/dr0ax7/rationale_for_boycotting_boeing/)). FedEx also ships shark fins, hunting trophies, and slave dolphins. So the toll on the environment by FedEx is quite extensive (while they advertise with claims to have a low carbon footprint to capture business from uninformed but pro-environment consumers). > > UPS is also an ALEC member but not as harmful as FedEx. > > USPS is slightly evil for blocking Tor. But in the big scheme of things any alternative to FedEx and UPS at least avoids the worst of them. Can anyone cite a legitimate reason to censor these posts under r/enviroaction rules?
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(censored in r/banking) Any banks email images of cleared checks?
In response to [this comment](https://www.reddit.com/r/Banking/comments/cbxcdy/any_banks_email_images_of_cleared_checks/etjazco/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/Banking/comments/cbxcdy/any_banks_email_images_of_cleared_checks/eu4fv1d/): > It is not a security problem. It's actually ***more*** secure to send data via PGP-encrypted email than HTTPS (which can be MitMd). > > I believe the problem is that not enough people are PGP capable to be interesting enough for banks to take the risk of doing something different. US banks are extremely risk averse. There are a couple banks outside the US that send PGP email but they don't deal with checks. ----- That comment was censored.
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(censored in r/CrappyDesign2) Political campaign t-shirt for a progressive party is made with...
This [original post](https://www.reddit.com/r/CrappyDesign2/comments/dr22yo/political_campaign_tshirt_for_a_progressive_party/) in r/CrappyDesign2 was not censored, but the following two comments in that thread were censored: ----- In response to [this comment](https://www.reddit.com/r/CrappyDesign2/comments/dr22yo/political_campaign_tshirt_for_a_progressive_party/f6g95gp/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/CrappyDesign2/comments/dr22yo/political_campaign_tshirt_for_a_progressive_party/f6gjclt/): >> In terms of products we need to minimize to save the earth, pretty sure "Shirts" are waaaaaaay down the list. > > The Extinction Rebellion movement has copyrighted their logo so that they can [declare](https://rebellion.earth/): > >"*We do not endorse or create any merchandise and we will pursue and prosecute anyone who does.*" > > And rightly so. Eco-activists quite rightly oppose the foolish production of unneeded clothing that outlasts its useful purpose - even when it promotes their own agenda. Hopefully they sue [these scumbags](https://www.teepublic.com/gifts-and-merchandise/extinction-rebellion) who are not only making XR clothes but they're also doing so with unsustainable material. > > By comparison, the XR movement will long outlive the absurdly short Yang 2020 campaign. > > You imply that there's a triage, whereby sensible clothing design is somehow in competition with other climate actions. It's nonsense. Did Yang save enough time on his shirt design to do something more important for climate change? What more important activity will not be accomplished if clothing is designed to be sustainable? > >> Even the shirts made congratulating super bowl losers get used somewhere. > > Those are slightly less ridiculous because the intent is for them to be appreciated /after/ the event -- unlike a POTUS campaign involving ~20 candidates, 19 of whom won't make it to the general election. In response to [this comment](https://www.reddit.com/r/CrappyDesign2/comments/dr22yo/political_campaign_tshirt_for_a_progressive_party/f6fzwqa/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/CrappyDesign2/comments/dr22yo/political_campaign_tshirt_for_a_progressive_party/f6g2bqr/): > The design flaw is actually orthogonal to political bias. The problem is the political ideology of the politician is misaligned with the design, thus making the design unfit for purpose. > > If this shirt were a Trump shirt, there would actually be no problem with the design as there would be no conflict of interest (the orange guy is a climate denier). > > The design flaws are objectively evident regardless of our personal political leans. ----- I believe those posts were civil, and in fact more civil than the uncensored posts they are replying to.
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This graphic (linked by the title) was [censored](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/) in r/Brussels. The moderator [alleges](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/eu2nom2/) that wrongdoing of Argenta bank is irrelevant to r/Brussels. It's a bogus claim because Argenta has several branches in Brussels. This moderator has a history of generally opposing activism, yet fails to create a rule against politics or activism. So he's enforcing rules that do not exist to control the dialog and bias the narrative to fit into his world views. In that thread, a number of posts were removed, all civil and answering questions. In response to [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/eu2kh11/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/eu2lk48/): > I assume the source you're after is the Argenta-JPM ties. It's in the fine print of their pension plans, and also here: > > https://www.argenta.be/content/dam/argenta/documenten/beleggen/fondsen/arvestar/Subcustodians%20overzicht.pdf > > Argenta does not give pensioners a choice of investments. Opening a pension account at Argenta automatically entails opening it at JP Morgan with no way to opt-out. Investors should be informed where their money goes. > > If you need a source on any other relationship in the chart let me know. It's all easy to find public info. In response to [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/eu2lrow/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/eu2mm2o/): > The chart is my own original work. This thread is the first publication of it. So far it's the sole publication of it. I created that after reading these articles: > > * https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/3/11/1841225/-Big-banks-back-away-from-Trump-s-immigration-policies-but-tech-giants-are-still-on-board > * https://boingboing.net/2018/04/20/something-something-invisible.html > * https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2018-palantir-peter-thiel/ > * https://www.businessinsider.nl/security-pro-at-jpmorgan-spied-on-employees-using-palantir-2018-4?international=true&r=US > * https://www.politicususa.com/2018/03/28/peter-thiel-company-helped-cambridge-analytica-steal-facebook-data.html > > I already knew some of the data so let me know if you need a source for anything specifically not covered by those articles and i'll dig it up. In response to [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/eu2k6ch/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/eu2oi36/): > Argenta has several branches in Brussels. In response to [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/eu2q8lu/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/eu2szj6/): >> You mean, how JP Morgan contributes to family separation? > > I mean ***Argenta Bank*** contributes to family separation by way of all entities in the supply chain, including JP Morgan. > >> Most banks have services that are dependent on JP Morgan directly for example for cross border payment) or for example with settlement of financial products. > > Apart from the bandwagon fallacy (one bank's evil justifies another), most banks give investors an election on where to direct funding. Argenta does not. Argenta's CEO has JP Morgan [ties](https://www.argenta.be/content/dam/argenta/over-argenta/jaarverslagen/2017/bank-en-verzekeringsgroep/Activities%20and%20sustainability%20report%202017.pdf) and Argenta also buries JPMs involvement in fine print that only the most diligent pensioners bother to read. > > It's also unclear why you would consider Argenta's voluntary participation in JP Morgan investments somehow justified by JP Morgan's SWIFT membership for cross-border payments. There are 6 US banks capable of IBAN transfers, and it's the recipients of those transfers who control that. Of course it makes no sense to hold banks accountable for transactions outside of their control. ----- All of the replies above were censored by u/octave1. I believe they were civil and relatively unemotional.
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(censored in r/Boycott_Boeing) "How to Boycott Boeing"
The following was posted in r/Boycott_Boeing with the title "How to Boycott Boeing", which was censored, ironically. The moderator, who has his own post showing ways to avoid Boeing, is strangely intent on suppressing methods of boycotting other than his own. ----- Suppose you want to boycott Boeing. A Boeing aircraft is probably not on your shopping list, so you can't simply scratch Boeing off your shopping list as easily as you can with a company like Dell, for example. But there are some things you can do to reduce money that ultimately feeds Boeing. Boeing has a duopoly with Airbus (detailed on [wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competition_between_Airbus_and_Boeing)). Most airlines own both Boeing and Airbus products, so it would be impractical to extend the boycott to all airlines that have Boeings in their inventory. But there is a bias. Some airlines have a strong majority of Boeings in their fleet compared to Airbus. Here is a sampling of some of the large carriers: | **Airline** | **Active Boeing assets (%)** | **Notes** | |--|--|--| | Aer Lingus | 7.8% (4/51) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Aer%20Lingus.htm) | | Air Berlin | 0.0% (0/84) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Air%20Berlin.htm) | | Air Canada | 36.9% (62/168) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Air%20Canada.htm) | | Air China | 51.7% (200/387) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Air%20China.htm) | | Air France | 31.6% (71/225) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Air%20France.htm) | | Alitalia | 9.8% (10/102) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Alitalia.htm) | | American Airlines | 48.7% (452/928) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/American%20Airlines.htm) | | British Airways | 47.0% (126/268) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/British%20Airways.htm) | | China Eastern Airlines | 3.7% (16/428) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/China%20Eastern%20Airlines.htm) | | Delta | 57.0% (479/840) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Delta%20Air%20Lines.htm) | | Finnair | 0.0% (0/47) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Finnair.htm) | | Iberia | 0.0% (0/78) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Iberia.htm) | | Japan Airlines |100.0% (163/163) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Japan%20Airlines.htm) | | KLM | 88.8% (103/116) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/KLM.htm) | | Korean Air | 75.3% (119/158) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Korean%20Air.htm) | | Lufthansa | 13.7% (37/271) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Lufthansa.htm) | | Swiss Global Air Lines | 33.3% (6/18) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Swiss%20Global%20Air%20Lines.htm) | | United Airlines | 78.6% (578/735) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/United%20Airlines.htm) | | Virgin Atlantic | 56.8% (21/37) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Virgin%20Atlantic.htm) | I recommend boycotting airlines with a Boeing inventory over ~40%. In addition to avoiding Boeing-dominant airlines, it's also a good idea to exclude flights on Boeing aircraft from your air travel search. Here's how: 1. Go to itasoftware.com 1. Fill out the search form as you normally would 1. Click on "Advanced routing codes", and noticed that a new box appears to enter outbound and return routing codes. 1. In all the advanced routing codes boxes, paste this: ` /-aircraft t:703 t:707 t:70F t:70M t:717 t:721 t:722 t:727 t:72B t:72C t:72F t:72M t:72S t:72X t:72Y t:731 t:732 t:733 t:734 t:735 t:736 t:737 t:738 t:739 t:73C t:73F t:73G t:73H t:73J t:73M t:73W t:73X t:73Y t:741 t:742 t:743 t:744 t:747 t:74C t:74D t:74E t:74F t:74H t:74J t:74L t:74M t:74N t:74R t:74T t:74U t:74V t:74X t:74Y t:752 t:753 t:757 t:75F t:75M t:75T t:75W t:762 t:763 t:764 t:767 t:76F t:76W t:76X t:76Y t:772 t:773 t:777 t:77F t:77L t:77W t:788 t:789 t:B72 ` That will exclude all flights that make use of a Boeing aircraft from the search results. Why is that a good idea? A pilot is either a Boeing pilot or an Airbus pilot. Rarely is a pilot trained in both. Riding on a Boeing aircraft feeds Boeing pilots, who exclusively cator for Boeing products. Commandline nerds who want to know how to derive that syntax may want to run this: ` $ lynx -dump -nolist https://www.flugzeuginfo.net/table_accodes_iata_en.php | awk 'BEGIN{ORS=" ";} tolower($0) ~ /boeing/{print "t:"$1}' ` Don't forget to prefix the `/-aircraft `. Why boycott Boeing and General Electric? ======================================== See the [rationale chart](https://pasteboard.co/IEYLY8l.png). Boeing has made a deal with General Electric to ensure that some Boeing aircraft can only be fitted with GE engines. It turns out that General Electric (a former ALEC member) is itself very boycott-worthy anyway because it's involved with the same evils as Boeing. Also note that Airbus does not contribute to any of the problems in the rationale chart. 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censored in r/unpopularopinion, then by r/boycott_boeing, followed by r/censorship_uncensored
In response to [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/unpopularopinion/comments/djri68/we_as_consumers_should_completely_boycott_boeing/f47ka3d/) by u/Poison1990 in r/unpopularopinion, I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/unpopularopinion/comments/djri68/we_as_consumers_should_completely_boycott_boeing/f6d99at/): > +1 for humor. But in all seriousness, it is possible for travelers to boycott Boeing. See the [How to Boycott Boeing](https://www.reddit.com/r/Boycott_Boeing/comments/dr0jpy/how_to_boycott_boeing/) article. In response to [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/unpopularopinion/comments/djri68/we_as_consumers_should_completely_boycott_boeing/f47ivgh/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/unpopularopinion/comments/djri68/we_as_consumers_should_completely_boycott_boeing/f6cpvir/): > [Rationale](https://www.reddit.com/r/Boycott_Boeing/comments/dr0ax7/rationale_for_boycotting_boeing/) for boycotting Boeing (for me) is all the right-wing policy it supports financially as well as the politicians it backs." > > If only we get them to make planes without a right wing ;) In response to [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/unpopularopinion/comments/djri68/we_as_consumers_should_completely_boycott_boeing/f6d1lls/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/unpopularopinion/comments/djri68/we_as_consumers_should_completely_boycott_boeing/f6d632h/): > *Climate change* is a *scientific* theory. The climate denial propaganda is to [spin](https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/just-a-theory-7-misused-science-words/) climate change as "just a theory" in hopes that most people are not knowledgeable enough to know the difference between a ***scientific** theory* and a "theory" in laypersons terms -- effectively making climate change sound as if someone is wildly guessing. > > A scientific theory is very well supported by evidence from a significant collection of supported hypothesis and not even close to mere guesswork -- and guesswork cannot be passed off as a "scientific theory". Darwin's theory of evolution is also a scientific theory. Would you also regard the theory of evolution as "propaganda"? > > So no, you cannot "both sides" this. Propaganda is on one side; science is on the other." When viewed from a logged-out browser, the above three comments are reported "missing". I personally and exclusively can still see them when logged in. It's a bit insideous that this censorship occured in r/unpopularopinion, where we expect to be able to express these sort of ideas in a civil manner. The third post was censored mid-conversation with u/arewetodayman, which is quite disruptive as Reddit has effectively interefered with a conversation between two people. You would think a forum meant to accommodate "unpopular opinions" would not suppress a civil boycott on Boeing, but a moderator there is censoring posts critical of Boeing. I posted a comment similar to the censorship summary above in r/Boycott\_Boeing, and was appalled that they censored this post (like cops, Reddit moderators side with each other regardless of integrity). Then I posted the same summary message to r/censorship\_uncensored and was censored there. The moderator (u/nonpushoverconsumer) said they did not (and would not) censor that post. So the 3rd instance was censored by a robot.
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