… the responsibility of the service mesh data plane. In effect, the sidecar proxy is the data plane. Said another way, the data plane is responsible for conditionally translating, forwarding, and observing every network packet that flows to and from a service instance.
If tribalism, ignorance, anger and fear are the four horseman of the factpocalypse, then propaganda is the bugle which calls them to battle. And those who wish to bend reality to their favor always employ these things to reverse known facts into something more useful.