Data Sheet—How Unregulated Social Media Fed the Fyre Festival Scam

I guess if it’s Monday it’s time for me to tell you about the documentary I watched over the weekend that deals with an entrepreneur who faked it ’til it caught up with them, with the newfangled tools of the technology world playing a supporting role. This time it is FYRE: The Greatest Party That […]

Michael Avenatti Charged With Trying to Extort Nike for Millions

Michael Avenatti was arrested Monday for allegedly trying to extort more than $20 million from Nike. The celebrity lawyer–who gained public recognition after representing adult film star Stormy Daniels in a defamation lawsuit against her alleged ex-lover President Donald Trump–was federally charged shortly after he tweeted his plans to host a press conference to discuss […]

Jussie Smollett Staged Attack for a Salary Bump, Chicago Police Say

Empire actor Jussie Smollett faked a widely publicized attack on himself in an effort to increase his salary on the hit show, Chicago police said Thursday. Smollett surrendered to authorities earlier after being charged with one count of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. He both faked a letter using racist and […]