The consortium proclaimed on Tuesday that five billion mobile phones are "currently sitting unused and unloved in desk drawers around the globe" and asserted that their innards contain 50,000 tonnes of copper, 500 tonnes of silver and 100 tonnes of gold. There's also enough cobalt to build batteries for ten million electric vehicles.
The three subjects that have been deemed worth a mention so far definitely feel partisan.
The asides are US-centric, focus on subjects of interest in the US discourse and are US-sided and progressive.
The blog has had an aside on the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran, but not on the brutal murder of Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi by US ally Saudi Arabia. More recently, the blog had nothing to say about the political persecution and extradition of Julian Assange to the US. The blog hasn’t mentioned the criminal murder of Shireen Abu Akleh by the Israeli military.
Yes, the issues the blog mentioned were real human rights issues, but selective coverage of human rights is propaganda. It serves a specific, US-centric agenda. To people who don’t agree with that agenda, it can feel like they’re receiving propaganda they didn’t ask for, that they don’t agree with, and that they’re still being made to give a platform to by participating in the Rust community.