Who Is Killing All These Stories About a Controversial Tech Mogul? - 2023-12-19

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F375.png Who Is Killing All These Stories About a Controversial Tech Mogul? December 19, 2023, Lachlan Cartwright, Daily Beast

An Indian venture capitalist is mounting an international legal campaign to pressure major media outlets to remove his name from articles or take down the stories altogether, Confider has learned.

In a move that has press freedom campaigners troubled, Rajat Khare, co-founder of Appin, an India-based tech company, has used a variety of law firms in a number of different jurisdictions to threaten these U.S., British, Swiss, Indian, and French-language media organizations.

On Nov. 16, Reuters published a special investigation under the headline "How an Indian startup hacked the world," detailing how Appin allegedly became a "hack for hire powerhouse that stole secrets from executives, politicians, military officials and wealthy elites around the globe"—a claim that Khare strongly denies. Khare retained the powerhouse "media assassin" firm Clare Locke LLP, which boasts on its website about "killing stories," to send Reuters several legal threats over the past year about the story, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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