Martin Shkreli buying domain names of people who write about him

Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli became famous for hitting AIDS patients with a price hike in a life-saving drug—and then for the fraud charges for which he awaits his day in court. But he's also a bit of an odd duck, eating shit on campus and getting kicked off Twitter for harassment. Now he's been noticed snapping up web domains that include critics' and enemies' names.

Maxwell Tani at Business Insider:

Over the past five months, Shkreli has purchased domains associated with writers from Vice, Vanity Fair, AOL, Bloomberg, Dealbreaker, and Gizmodo, along with others associated with other individuals critical of Shkreli on social media.

Shkreli didn't appear to be too happy when Noisey reporter Phil Witmer published a story ... "Can I buy right now? Yes I can, and yes I will," he said to whoever was watching his livestream. ...

In the weeks after Shkreli's Twitter account was suspended in January for harassing Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca, the former exec started buying up domain names for journalists, snagging "" on the day he was suspended.

Martin Shkreli keeps buying up the personal domain names of journalists who write about him [BI]

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  1. I know it's redundant and common knowledge, but

    Christ, what an asshole!

  2. So let me get this straight: Shkreli is a thin-skinned, fraudulent billionaire who routinely buys his way out of legal proceedings. He's such a ... he's a complete and utter... he's...


  3. Is still available?

  4. petzl says:

    This is getting annoying.

    Can we just fast-forward to the part where they find bodies in his basement?

  5. OK, I'm sorry and I unreservedly apologise for being mean.

    You registered one hour ago to fight the good fight on behalf of Martin "arseface" Shkreli, which is perfectly understandable. I mean, who wouldn't? Given his horribly misunderstood history, it's only right that someone would want to fight his corner.

    I'm glad there are people like you in the world to help stand up for the little guy. Well done, champ! Keep telling it how it is!

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