The narrative on the About Me page is “I’m the only reliable source on the internet, all other blogs are paid to hide the truth, and the big companies will attempt to censor my truth while I hide behind Cloudflare.”
We encoutered a blogger with a similar narrative two years ago: He claimed that Posteo, a German e-mail service provider, is affected by many security vulnerabilities. This person hid his identity while constantly spreading myths. Finally, he was legally forced to put his name and address on his website, as required in Germany. It turned out that this person was a former employee of mailbox.org, a competitor of Posteo.
Meanwhile, another blogger took up the story to spread “the truth” that Posteo tried to censor the former mailbox employee. On Twitter, a well-known journalist argued that these so-called vulnerabilities do not really exist; then, the narrative turned from “Posteo is so insecure” to “Posteo tries to suppress ‘the truth’ and this is unethical.” The “Posteo is insecure” posts were modified or disappeared.
The moral of the story and the “Privacy Watchdog” articles: Always check blog articles twice. This applies to any blog, including ours and post here on PTIO. This doesn’t mean that we spread myths, but we are all humans and make mistakes. So even a well-researched blog post can be based on a wrong assumption, or become outdated over time.