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Martin Gelin: Amazon's Jeff Bezos accusing skvallertidning for blackmail

In a blog post writes Amazon's ceo Jeff Bezos to the National Enquirer and its owner David Pecker indulged in blackmail in an attempt to prevent an investigation, which Bezos launched against the newspaper. According to Bezos to Enquirer among other things, have threatened to publish the nude pictures, ”below the belt”, on Bezos.

Bezos is going through a divorce, and the National Enquirer has previously published messages that Bezos sent to his new partner Lauren Sanchez. It led to Bezos orchestrated a comprehensive review of how the newspaper gained access to his private text messages. Pecker and AMI, the company that owns the National Enquirer, seems to have become increasingly concerned over what information could come to light in the survey and sent messages on the images to Bezos in the hope of stopping the.

launched his presidential campaign in 2015, the National Enquirer, in principle, served as a kampanjorgan for Trump. It is likely to conflict with Bezos is politically motivated since Bezos owns the Washington Post, which published many important revelations about Trump. AMI and Pecker can also be worried that Bezos review the risk to reveal sensitive information about the company, for example, when it comes to its business interests in saudi Arabia.

the Conflict between Jeff Bezos and the Trump will probably escalate after this. Trump has for several years tried to mock and insult Bezos on Twitter, in an attempt to damage the credibility of the Washington Post's reporting on him. After the Enquirer published text messages between Bezos and his new partner wrote Trump on Twitter mocking that Bezos “will lose against a competitor, which I understand has much more accurate reporting than his lobbyisttidning Amazon the Washington Post”.

go out with the details of the National Enquirers try to blackmail him seems Bezos has shown that he is not worried that they will publish some images, but on the contrary intends to continue its investigation of the skvallertidningen. As a consultant he has hired Gavin de Becker, who wrote the book “The gift of fear”, about how blackmail should be handled. Bezos well-formed and often resourceful blog post has generally received a sympathetic reception in the u.s. technology and affärspressen.

In a moment that must be extremely busy succeeding Bezos to present an image of calm, playfulness, and a not small measure of smugness over that he had been their enemies to send all their threats in writing, so that they can be shared with all of us, writes Casey Newton, media analyst at CNN.

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