By Ryan Mac
On a stormy afternoon in November, employees at Grindr’s in-house digital magazine, Into, were on edge. They’d just left an emergency staff meeting at the company’s West Hollywood headquarters where they had been told the LGBTQ news outlet was about to publish one of the most explosive stories in its 15-month history. The topic: a Facebook post in which Scott Chen, the president of the gay dating and hookup […]
Our exclusive NBC Out investigation reveals internal Grindr emails that show president Scott Chen suggested giving someone connected to the Chinese government "intern" access to the Grindr backend system. https://t.co/mGdMfQtz2h
— NBC Out (@NBCOUT) April 4, 2019
And shame on @Grindr execs for calling these lay-offs a "pivot to video."
You gutted the publication's editorial AND video teams. This isn't a pivot, it's a massacre.
— Gabe Gonzalez (@gaybonez) January 16, 2019
Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd said on Monday it had agreed to a request by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to sell popular gay dating app Grindr, setting a June 2020 deadline to do so.https://t.co/jQnEJr4b1l
— NBC Out (@NBCOUT) May 19, 2019