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June 06, 2022 T&S Newsletter



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In Races to Run Elections, Candidates Are Backed by Key 2020 Deniers


NY Times | June 05, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


Key figures in the effort to subvert the 2020 presidential election have thrown their weight behind a slate of Republican candidates for secretary of state across the country, injecting specious theories about voting machines, foreign hacking and voter fraud into campaigns that will determine who controls elections in several battleground states.


The America First slate comprises more than a dozen candidates who falsely claim the 2020 election was stolen from Donald J. Trump. It grew out of meetings held by a conspiracy-mongering QAnon leader and a Nevada politician, and has quietly gained support from influential people in the election denier movement — including Mike Lindell, the MyPillow founder, and Patrick Byrne, the former Overstock.com executive who has financed public forums that promote the candidates and theories about election vulnerabilities.

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Decentralized Social Media and the Future of Content Creation


Hacker Noon | June 06, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


In my time as an interviewer of highly successful people, I’ve always been amazed at the way people build businesses and tackle new, and emerging industries. I’ve spoken to such a large co-hort of amazing individuals, but I’m still astounded by the genius that comes out of incredible futurists that try and solve new problems in ways I’ve never thought possible. They’re creative, daring, and intelligent. They have a vision and go after it full force, knowing full well that the thing their building has no roadmap or game plan and every single aspect of the business they’re building, they’ll have to figure out for themselves.


Recently I spoke with Luke Lintz, a serial entrepreneur who stepped out of an economics class at 16 to organize his first e-commerce business. 90 days later he sold his entire $8,000 inventory at an ROI of 375 percent. And get this — he’s 22 years old, already the founder of an incredibly successful business venture called Highkey Enterprises LLC.

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Google ordered to pay Australian politician over defamatory YouTube videos


Reuters | June 06, 2022

Company Listed: Google


An Australian court on Monday ordered Google to pay a former lawmaker A$715,000 ($515,000), saying its refusal to remove a YouTuber's "relentless, racist, vilificatory, abusive and defamatory" videos drove him out of politics.


The Federal Court found the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) company intentionally made money by hosting two videos on its YouTube website attacking the then-deputy premier of New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, that have been viewed nearly 800,000 times since being posted in 2020.

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Snap SG nabs talent from tech giants Google, Meta, Twitter and TikTok amidst growth spurt


Marketing-Interactive | June 06, 2022

Company Listed: Google, Meta, Twitter, TikTok


Snap is placing its bets on the APAC region, expanding its local team in Singapore with new appointments to effectively support the growing Snapchatter community in the region. According to a statement to the press, Snap’s new hires build on the company’s growth momentum following Snap’s Singapore office opening in 2020 to boost its regional presence and investments.