Daily Beast –
Famed MIT Scientist Defends Epstein: Victims Were ‘Entirely Willing’
MIT bigwig Richard Stallman dismissed Epstein’s underage victims in emails and defended child pornography on his blog.
“While MIT engages in damage control following revelations the university’s Media Lab accepted millions of dollars in funding from Jeffrey Epstein, a renowned computer scientist at the university has fanned the flames by apparently going out of his way to defend the accused sex trafficker — and child pornography in general.
Richard Stallman has been hailed as one of the most influential computer scientists around today and honored with a slew of awards and honorary doctorates, but his eminence in the academic computer science community came into question Friday afternoon when purportedly leaked email excerpts showed him suggesting one of Epstein’s alleged victims was “entirely willing.”” . . . (much more)
- ESSAY: Remove Richard StallmanAnd everyone else horrible in tech.
“The revelations raised questions from faculty, students and the public about how some of the world’s most admired institutions raise money and whether the school’s leaders are appropriately transparent about relationships with major donors.”