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[ih] Defamation lawsuit brought by self-proclaimed email "inventor" settles

His (vanity) Senate campaign was an attempt at a Trump-style populist
campaign, which primarily consisted of name calling at Elizabeth Warren's
expense, and included such activities as defacing US postal service
mailboxes with his bumper stickers, which I've NEVER seen any candidate do
before, at least here in Andover.

He self-funded his campaign to the tune of 4.8M. He collected about $200K
in other contributions. See
https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00638148/?cycle=2018 for the details.


On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 12:17 PM John Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:

> In article <20190521150017.B255C18C0A3 at mercury.lcs.mit.edu> you write:
> >I wonder to what degree Ayyadurai's campaign to get credit was just part
> of
> >the runup to his Senate campaign? If so, his defeat there is true karma.
> He started claiming he invented email around 2012 and the senate campaign
> was
> in 2017-2018, so I doubt that was the motivation.
> Here is a well researched and quite long piece on the whole sorry
> story, published on the ACM SIGCIS web site by Thomas Haigh, an actual
> historian:
> http://www.sigcis.org/ayyadurai
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