Senior MIT Lab Staffer to Resign Over Epstein Donation

Ethan Zuckerman, director of the lab's Center for Civic Media, says director Joi Ito failed to disclose the deceased financier's funding of the research center.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A senior employee of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab says he plans to resign over revelations the lab took money from Jeffrey Epstein. Ethan Zuckerman, director of the lab’s Center for Civic Media, says director Joi Ito failed to disclose the deceased financier’s funding of the research center as well as money Ito accepted for personal investments in tech. Epstein was awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges when he…

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