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The 27 biggest tech scandals of 2019

The past year has seen one tech controversy after another. From WeWork’s failed IPO to Jeff Bezos’ divorce and his explosive blog post accusing the National Enquirer of blackmail, no month has been tame. Below, we’ve highlighted the biggest scandals of 2019. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The […]
The 27 biggest tech scandals of 2019
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The chilling number of misunderstood ‘jokes’ in the Christchurch killer’s manifesto show how few people understand the disinformation ecosystem of the alt right

Few people understand the full extent of the alt right’s disinformation ecosphere, according to Eliot Higgins, the founder of the Bellingcat investigative news website. Many journalists believe that disinformation and fake news stem largely from state actors like Russia or China, but, he adds, there’s a huge homegrown ecosystem of […]
The chilling number of misunderstood ‘jokes’ in the Christchurch killer’s manifesto show how few people understand the disinformation ecosystem of the alt right
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A US soldier working at Mar-a-Lago uploaded photos of an underage girl to a Russian website — a closer look at the site reveals a horrific underworld

US Army Staff Sgt. Richard Ciccarella was stationed at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida from August 2017 to March 2018. During that period, prosecutors say, Ciccarella uploaded topless pictures of a relative to a Russian website named iMGSRC.ru. A cursory inspection of the website reveals it to […]
A US soldier working at Mar-a-Lago uploaded photos of an underage girl to a Russian website — a closer look at the site reveals a horrific underworld
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The owner of 8chan is being summoned to testify before Congress over the site’s link to mass shootings, but no one seems to have his mailing address

On Tuesday, the House Committee on Homeland Security requested that 8chan’s owner, Jim Watkins, testify regarding the message board’s links to multiple mass shootings. The suspect in Saturday’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, is believed to have posted a manifesto on 8chan minutes before the attack. Still, based off […]
The owner of 8chan is being summoned to testify before Congress over the site’s link to mass shootings, but no one seems to have his mailing address
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Gunmen in attacks on El Paso Walmart and New Zealand mosques were tied to racist manifestos on the same website. The founder says the online community would likely be responsible for future tragedies.

The August 3 mass shooting that left 20 dead in an El Paso Walmart marked the third devastating attack that was tied to the fringe message board site 8chan. The site’s founder previously predicted the site would play a role in a future hate-based mass attack. In a Wall Street […]
Gunmen in attacks on El Paso Walmart and New Zealand mosques were tied to racist manifestos on the same website. The founder says the online community would likely be responsible for future tragedies.