Feb 15, 2017

Gizmodo buying ads to lure potential Trump leakers

Wall Street Journal reports that Gizmodo's investigative team is buying Facebook ads that will direct government agency employees to a URL that will allow them to anonymously disclose tips and documents to reporters.

The ads will link to TellonTrump.com, a live site that features a link to Gizmodo's secure file drop.

The site features contact and social media information for leakers to contact Gizmodo reporters. Gizmodo media group represents a variety of sites, including Jezebel, Deadspin, Lifehacker, Fusion and The Root.

"One thing we know about Donald Trump is that there are a lot of things Donald Trump doesn't want people to know about," the site says. "If you've reached this page, you might have information about the conduct of Donald Trump or his administration that you'd like people to know about. Here's how you can tell us."

Why it matters: Amid a chaotic media and political environment, a culture of leaking has become a story within itself. The problem is so bad that the president publicly acknowledged it Wednesday on Twitter.

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#MeToo gets Weinstein

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Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist, two years and four months after accusations against him helped ignite the #MeToo movement.

Why it matters: To date, #MeToo has resulted in hundreds of powerful men losing their jobs. Seven have been criminally convicted, with four others still facing charges.

JPMorgan Chase to pull support for some fossil fuels

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JPMorgan Chase said Monday that it won’t directly finance new oil and gas development in the Arctic and will significantly curtail its financing of the extraction and burning of coal.

Why it matters: JPMorgan is the world’s largest funder of fossil-fuel companies, according to a report by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN). The announcement follows similar moves by other big banks and investment firms, including Goldman Sachs and BlackRock.