Pretend you don't understand and ask him questions. "I need to work with this team leader, can you explain his role please?" "I need to know what I can and can't ask of this consultant, can you clarify his mandate?"
He'll either give rational logical answers - in which case you can accept them or counter with more questions - or by trying to answer your questions he'll realize his reasons for doing all those things weren't as great as they first seemed to him - in which case you win - or he's a politician and changing his mind is flip flopping, so he'll dig in and defend himself at all costs - in which case you're screwed, but if that's the case you're screwed regardless.
new protection for creators of user generated content
So... users? I think you mean hosts of user generated content...
AMD have been dying for 20 years now.
Except they haven't. They've been dying since Intel started their tick-tock stratgey with the Core series, and AMD hasn't been able to keep up with Intel's gains in performance.
It is masked but always present. I don't know who built to it. It came before the first kernel.