Cambridge Analytica Used Consumers' Fashion Preferences to Target Them with Pro-Trump Messaging

Cambridge Analytica “exploited the cultural narratives that the fashion and culture industry put out” to help elect Donald Trump as the president of the United States. Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower that brought down Cambridge Analytica, said this week that the political marketing firm headed by Trump’s former key adviser, Steve Bannon, and owned by hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer “weaponized” the fashion industry in the run up to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, which Wylie says helped put Donald Trump in office.

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Jay Z Files Suit to Put a Stop to Rocawear Arbitration, Citing "Racial Discrimination"

Jay-Z is suing the company that bought Rocawear from him, alleging that by failing to offer up a sufficient number of African-American arbitrators, the alternative handling of the parties’ ongoing dispute is running afoul of New York State law. The 2007 deal, which saw Iconix pay $204 million for the exclusive rights in the Rocawear name, ultimately went south with Iconix filing a trademark infringement suit against Jay Z and his Roc Nation label in New York federal court.

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In a Decade Long Racketeering Case, an Unconventional Trademark Battle is at Play

For years, undercover agents, countless drug busts, and racketeering, money laundering, and murder charges have followed the Mongols, “a biker group [that federal law enforcement authorities] consider one of the most dangerous criminal enterprises in the country,” Serge F. Kovaleski wrote for the New York Times last week. But the authorities are not just pursuing the Mongol members, themselves, but one of their biggest assets, as well: their arsenal of trademarks.

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