THE IRONY OF the ethical scandal enveloping Joichi Ito, the former director of the MIT Media Lab, is that he used to lead academic initiatives on ethics. After the revelation of his financial ties to Jeffrey Epstein, the financier charged with sex trafficking underage girls as young as 14, Ito resigned from multiple roles at MIT, a visiting professorship at Harvard Law School, and the boards of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the New York Times Company.
H/T: The Intercept
Here is a good background article on the resignation of Joichi Ito from MIT Media Lab:
Joichi Ito has stepped down as director of the M.I.T. Media Lab.— NPR (@NPR) September 8, 2019
His resignation comes one day after an article in The New Yorker reported that the lab hid its financial relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. https://t.co/LgBEqNNtWr
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