May 20 • 2M

🛩 SpaceX paid $250,000 to a flight attendant who accused Elon Musk of sexual misconduct

Plus: At Wells Fargo, a Quest to Increase Diversity Leads to Fake Job Interviews, YC advises founders to 'plan for the worst', and more…

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SpaceX paid $250,000 to a flight attendant who accused Elon Musk of sexual misconduct. A flight attendant for SpaceX said Elon Musk asked her to 'do more' during a massage, documents show. The billionaire founder exposed his penis to her and offered to buy her a horse, according to claims in a declaration. After she reported the… (Rich McHugh / Business Insider)


At Wells Fargo, a Quest to Increase Diversity Leads to Fake Job Interviews. Joe Bruno, a former executive in the wealth management division of Wells Fargo, had long been troubled by the way his unit handled certain job interviews. For many open positions, employees would interview a “diverse” candidate… (Emily Flitter / The New York Times)

Twitter avatar for @FlitterOnFraudEmily Flitter @FlitterOnFraud
My story about Wells Fargo doing fake interviews of non-white candidates for jobs that have already been filled was published just 3 hours ago & I’ve already gotten messages like this one. Story here:
nytimes.com/2022/05/19/bus… https://t.co/22gmikCzT3

CulturalStrategist @QuentinDeBerry

@FlitterOnFraud YOU ARE THE GREATEST THANKS FOR THE Wells Fargo STORY! it happens all the https://t.co/lDqmL5bKX0 experience there was terrible as employee

YC advises founders to 'plan for the worst'. Y Combinator, a Silicon Valley kingmaker, is advising its portfolio founders to “plan for the worst” as many startups across the globe scramble to navigate the sharp reversal after a 13-year… (Manish Singh / TechCrunch)


Asia's advanced economies now have lower birth rates than Japan. The list of things for which Japan enjoys a global reputation includes delicious food, cutting-edge technology, an oversupply of karaoke bars and an undersupply of babies. In 1990 it published a record-low fertility rate for the previous… ( The Economist)


GOP-Led Legislation Would Force Breakup of Google's Ad Business. A bipartisan group of senators led by Utah Republican Mike Lee introduced legislation Thursday that would take aim at conflicts of interest in the advertising technology industry and force Google to break up its dominant online-ad business. The… (Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal)


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