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WWE cofounder Linda McMahon, who has raised more than $100 million for Trump, once hired a suspected child molester, an Insider investigation reveals

As President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign lurches toward the finish line, many of his supporters have seized on an increasingly deranged and unsupported set of accusations and tropes that paint Joe Biden and the Democratic Party as tolerant of sex predators who prey on children. The line of attack, which […]
WWE cofounder Linda McMahon, who has raised more than $100 million for Trump, once hired a suspected child molester, an Insider investigation reveals
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How QAnon pushed pedophilia into the GOP Twitter mainstream

Insider analysed hundreds of thousands of tweets to better understand how QAnon themes have circulated within conservative social-media circles. Republican Party leaders started tweeting about child sex trafficking more regularly after QAnon emerged. Tweets related to the far-right conspiracy theory increased after Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest and during House Democrats’ impeachment […]
How QAnon pushed pedophilia into the GOP Twitter mainstream
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How the GOP learned to love QAnon

The far-right QAnon conspiracy theory – which holds that a cabal of Satan-worshiping, child-trafficking Democrats is plotting to oust President Donald Trump – has grown increasingly mainstream in the GOP base. At an NBC News town hall on Thursday night, Trump repeatedly refused to denounce QAnon, questioned whether it was […]
How the GOP learned to love QAnon
Tech

Secretive data firm Palantir built its business on a cloak-and-dagger image. But as the company braces for an IPO, insiders say it’s lost its mystique and is struggling to figure out a steady revenue model.

The Peter Thiel-backed startup built its reputation as a secret purveyor of government spy technologies, supplying near-magical tools to law enforcement and military clients around the globe. But behind the scenes, Palantir has struggled to build the type of steady, recurring revenue model that makes other software startups so valuable […]
Secretive data firm Palantir built its business on a cloak-and-dagger image. But as the company braces for an IPO, insiders say it’s lost its mystique and is struggling to figure out a steady revenue model.
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Some members of multilevel-marketing company Young Living are making questionable claims about ‘essential oils’ curing cancer and coronavirus

Some sellers of Young Living products are using social media to claim that essential oils are “tested and shown effective against corona viruses.” That isn’t true. The $US1.5 billion multilevel-marketing company has a long history of making unsupported medical claims. In 2014, it received a warning letter from the US […]
Some members of multilevel-marketing company Young Living are making questionable claims about ‘essential oils’ curing cancer and coronavirus
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Biden called for the National Archives to release Senate documents that could shed light on Tara Reade’s allegation. The Archives say they don’t have them.

Joe Biden has emphatically denied an allegation of sexual assault by a former Senate staffer, Tara Reade, telling MSNBC on Friday that “it never happened.” Reade has said that she complained to Biden’s Senate staff at the time about harassment she experienced while working in his office in the 1990s, […]
Biden called for the National Archives to release Senate documents that could shed light on Tara Reade’s allegation. The Archives say they don’t have them.
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A former neighbour of Joe Biden’s accuser Tara Reade has come forward to corroborate her sexual-assault account, saying Reade discussed the allegations in detail in the mid-1990s

Tara Reade, a former staffer in Joe Biden’s Senate office, has accused the Democratic presidential nominee of sexually assaulting her in a congressional hallway in 1993. Now Reade’s former neighbour Lynda LaCasse, a Biden supporter, tells Insider that Reade told her about the alleged assault in detail in 1995 or […]
A former neighbour of Joe Biden’s accuser Tara Reade has come forward to corroborate her sexual-assault account, saying Reade discussed the allegations in detail in the mid-1990s
Markets

Inside Bloomberg LP’s abusive ‘trading floor’ culture, where current and former employees say complaints about wrongdoers were ignored for years

Current and former employees of Bloomberg LP, the financial data and news organisation founded by Mike Bloomberg in 1981, say the company has harbored a toxic, macho workplace culture fuelled by fear, in which powerful people screamed at underlings and bullied them with impunity, a Business Insider investigation has found. […]
Inside Bloomberg LP’s abusive ‘trading floor’ culture, where current and former employees say complaints about wrongdoers were ignored for years
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Bloomberg News’ former Washington editor Al Hunt was accused over the course of years by multiple women of giving unsolicited massages and verbally berating employees for minor infractions

Al Hunt, Bloomberg News’ former Washington editor and one of the organisation’s most visible faces in politics until his 2018 exit, was accused over the course of years by multiple women of giving unsolicited massages and verbally berating employees for minor infractions. Sources tell Business Insider that Hunt was known […]
Bloomberg News’ former Washington editor Al Hunt was accused over the course of years by multiple women of giving unsolicited massages and verbally berating employees for minor infractions
Markets

The Kabbalah Connection: Insiders say a celebrity-centered religious sect deeply influenced how Adam Neumann ran WeWork before its spectacular collapse

As Adam and Rebekah Neumann built WeWork into a $US47 billion coworking giant, the couple relied on the teachings of the Kabbalah Centre, a spiritual organisation whose high-pressure donation tactics have drained multiple former members’ bank accounts, sources told Business Insider. Kabbalah Centre Rabbi Eitan Yardeni was a regular sight […]
The Kabbalah Connection: Insiders say a celebrity-centered religious sect deeply influenced how Adam Neumann ran WeWork before its spectacular collapse
Markets

Inside the secretive Israeli spyware startup scene, where the notorious NSO Group has spawned a web of companies that hack into devices

The Israeli cybersecurity firm NSO Group has been accused of selling sophisticated digital surveillance technology to Saudi Arabia and other countries that have allegedly used it to attack dissidents and journalists. Despite the controversy, the company is extremely profitable. NSO Group’s founders and alumni have spawned a web of more […]
Inside the secretive Israeli spyware startup scene, where the notorious NSO Group has spawned a web of companies that hack into devices