I don’t particularly enjoy attention, but over the years I’ve been mentioned in a few media outlets in regard to my efforts at fighting for free speech and the open web, and exposing certain high-profile cases of fraud and corruption, esp. re: diploma mills. So I decided to collect a few links here in case some people are “Googling” me:
Drudge Report (Armenian plagiarism)
I asked BuzzFeed to help me expose the Armenian connection between Matt Drudge and the mass plagiarism that his website had been promoting in recent years. This lead another blogger to theorize on why a no-name Armenian Jew was suddenly earning millions of dollars from Drudge’s good favor, based on the fact that Matt spends a lot of time in Tel Aviv, Israel these days (no comment).
ESE Trump Tower (Kardashian diploma mill)
I helped the Daily Beast expose a diploma mill (European School of Economics, New York campus) that Kris Jenner was trying to launch at Trump Tower with an Italian swindler, which resulted in the State of New York investigating the school, the campus shutting down, and the Kardashian family severing all business ties.
Webster University Thailand (corruption)
I helped Bangkok Post, Inside Higher Ed, and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch expose death threats to students and embezzlement of funds happening at the Webster Thailand campus. Even though Webster University in Missouri tried to deny the events, eventually the Indian president of the Thailand campus was fired, a few of his associates were demoted and/or fired, and the U.S. Department of Education launched a review of Webster’s accreditation status.
Neumont University (Utah diploma mill)
I helped current and former students and professors expose a vast amount of fraud and intimidation going on at the Neumont campus in Utah, which lead to the firing of their CEO, and the Obama administration stripping them of their previous national accreditation (they were also pressured to stop using the title “University” in their name, which is what I had been lobbying for). This came in the aftermath of Neumont suing my unrelated web hosting company, LittleBizzy, in an effort to bypass Section 230 protections and get me to delete the website from our hosting servers by claiming that my LLC was responsible. They later renamed the school and changed it to a basic computer college. Neumont’s disgraced CEO was responsible for bribing a Salt Lake Tribune reporter, Brian Maffly, into publishing a fake “interview” with me, along with several inaccurate accusations, in an effort to get me to delete the CollegeTimes website. To this day, the Tribune has yet to offer a correction to the story, although Maffly was kicked off the Higher Education beat shortly afterwards. A few influential free speech attorneys were upset that the court had tried to strike my Section 230 argument from the record, and were successful in getting the court to release my Motion To Dismiss.