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Creator Economy Leaders Respond to Texas Shooting; Creator Startups Rise to 200; Understanding Twitter’s CEO

It’s hard to jump into the creator economy topics we love to discuss when we’re grieving over the lives lost in Tuesday’s Texas elementary school shooting. That’s what several of our speakers also told us when we kicked off our second Creator Economy Summit on Wednesday. Their comments felt particularly somber given last week’s mass shooting in a grocery store in Buffalo and a shooting at California church. 

“As a dad of three boys and as a citizen, I’m saddened, I’m angered and I think that we as a society and a country need to get to a point of making change immediately with common sense laws and background checks and a lot of things that can help are on the table already," said Malik Ducard, chief content officer at Pinterest.

“I truly hope and pray that this is a turning point,” he said. “My heart and sadness is with the families. It’s unimaginable.” 

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