New York Times Gets Mocked for Allowing Sam Bankman-Fried to Speak at Dealbook Summit

The former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) says he plans to speak with Andrew Ross Sorkin at the annual New York Times Dealbook Summit on Nov. 30, according to a tweet he published on Nov. 23. SBF’s tweet received quite a bit of response and its unconfirmed as to whether or not the former FTX executive will appear in person or virtually.

No Shortage of Criticism After SBF Reveals He’ll Be Speaking With Andrew Ross Sorkin at This Year’s Dealbook Summit

Following the highly criticized New York Times (NYT) article about Sam Bankman-Fried sleeping better and playing video games, one person jokingly tweeted that day and said if SBF planned on attending this year’s Dealbook Summit he would “definitely [be] dropping by.” Coincidently, SBF is still listed to attend the conference, and according to a tweet SBF made on Wednesday, he plans to speak at the event.

“I’ll be speaking with [Andrew Ross Sorkin] at the @dealbook summit next Wednesday (11/30),” the former FTX CEO tweeted. Immediately after SBF published the tweet, he was criticized for being able to attend the NYT event.

New York Times Gets Mocked for Allowing Sam Bankman-Fried to Speak at Dealbook Summit

The Twitter account @wsbchairman asked: “How did this dude steal billions of dollars and is now speaking at a summit as a free man?” One person replied to SBF and said that Bernie Madoff wasn’t so lucky when the Twitter account @fintwit said:

In 2008, Bernie Madoff was arrested within 24 hours of his fraud being revealed. In 2022, Sam Bankman-Fried will be attending the NYTimes Dealbook Summit after his fraud was revealed.

SBF’s tweet got a great number of harsh responses and people asking why the former FTX CEO was allowed to speak at such an event. According to the NYT Dealbook Summit event schedule, other conference speakers include Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Tiktok CEO Shou Chew, U.S. Treasury secretary Janet Yellen, Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky, and former vice president of the United States Mike Pence.