The Saudi sovereign wealth fund bought a $500 million stake in Ticketmaster, the much revilved ticket service with a long history of being terrible to venues, performer, and fans. On his Pluralistic blog, Cory Doctorow says the Saudi fund is controlled by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman…
That is, the Mister Bone Saw widely believed to have personally ordered the kidnapping, torture and dismemberment of journalist and regime critic Jamal Khashoggi.
So now, every time you see a gig, you directly contribute to the enrichment of a torturing, murdering dictator.
Extremely on brand that in the future when you use Ticketmaster you will be propping up a murderous dictatorship https://t.co/x35jhwBuMM
— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) April 27, 2020
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