Liz Gannes

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Kickstarter Kills “Seduction Guide” Campaign, After the Fact

Following an online outcry, Kickstarter on Friday removed a completed campaign for a book that promised to teach men how to get women to sleep with them. However, Kickstarter said it could not take back the $16,000 it had already transferred from backers to the project’s creator. The company is banning “seduction guides,” and donating $25,000 to an anti-sexual violence organization.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald