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Tech millionaire Steve Kirsch went from covid trial funder to misinformation superspreader | MIT Technology Review

By Cat Ferguson
October 5, 2021

In the early days of the pandemic, as billions of dollars poured into the hunt for novel treatments and vaccines, veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur Steve Kirsch did what he’s always done: He went looking for an underdog.

Since making a fortune as the founder of Infoseek, an early search engine that was the Google of its day, Kirsch has spent tens of millions of dollars fighting humanity’s biggest threats. He prefers iconoclastic approaches, whether by directly funding asteroid detection or advocating for nuclear power to combat global warming.

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Source: Tech millionaire Steve Kirsch went from covid trial funder to misinformation superspreader | MIT Technology Review

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