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Issie Lapowsky

New York, NY
Staff Writer — WIRED
As seen in: WIRED, CNN, Slate, Inc., Business Insider

Staff Writer for @Wired covering business, tech policy, and the 2016 presidential campaign. send ideas to

The Good People of the Internet Love Leslie Jones — The Internet can be an ugly place, and lately, comedian Leslie Jones has been dealing with the worst of it: a Twitter troll campaign waged against her, and now a hack exposing personal information.

The Man Behind Trump’s Bid to Finally Take Digital Seriously — Brad Parscale is a survivor-at least in Donald Trump's universe. Today, Parscale, Trump's digital director, is one of the last men standing as the Trump campaign's revolving door keeps spinning. And with 80 days left in the campaign, he's about to get a lot busier.

With Manafort Out, Trump Begins New (and Scary) Chapter — Donald Trump accepted campaign chairman Paul Manafort's resignation today in the wake of a growing scandal around Manafort's ties to a pro-Putin political party in Ukraine. The shakeup means that Steve Bannon, the Breitbart News executive Trump recently hired to be CEO of his campaign, may have even more influence over Trump's team than initially announced.

Judge Rejects Uber’s $100 Million Settlement with Drivers

Wait, Didn’t Parks and Rec. Do This Bill Clinton Cookie Thing Already? — The Family Circle Cookie Contest started as a queasy way to make Hillary Clinton more relatable (read: traditionally feminine). Now it's Bill's turn.

Meme Alert: Trump Campaign’s Shakeup a Sign of Trouble? Says Who? — Mere hours ago, Donald Trump demoted his Russophile campaign manager Paul Manafort and replaced him with the head of news at Trump-ophile website Breitbart. And the move already appears to be paying off. Check out this top-shelf #content already coming out of Trump's shop: When asked about being down in the race, Trump adviser replies, "Says who?"

Trump Hates the Media. Now a Media Exec’s Running His Campaign — Donald Trump's bid for the White House has always been a media circus. Now, it's being run by one of the ringleaders. The Trump campaign announced today that it has hired Breitbart News Network executive chairman Steve Bannon as campaign CEO.

Can’t Afford Coding Camp? The Feds May Have a Loan for You — When he was just a senator from Illinois, Barack Obama ran for President on the platform that college should be affordable to anyone who wants to go. Now that he holds the office, his approach has shifted ever so slightly.

No Excuses: Google Just Made Voting a Little Easier — For many Americans, the path to casting a vote is way rockier than it should be. Between ( racist) new voter ID laws and government websites that haven't been updated since the late Cretaceous, it hard to know how to register, where and when to vote, and what you need to bring.

Trump and Thiel Really Don’t Get How the First Amendment Works — It's just the beginning of the week, and already a major presidential candidate and his staunchest ally in Silicon Valley have shown they have a fundamental misunderstanding of how the First Amendment works.
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Aug 21, 2016

@patricktrack ya know. I have to eat my words. Looks like the part that said he majority went to ads was cut!

Aug 19, 2016

Trump paid @parscale's digital firm $8.4 m in July, a sign the campaign is finally taking tech/digital seriously: 

Aug 19, 2016

@karlpenhaul Hi! I'm trying to reach you for a potential WIRED story. What's the best way to reach out? Email's in my bio. Thanks!

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