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This page is for individuals who are not part of Wikinews to request an interview by the Wikinews community.

Here, you can make a short preliminary statement about who you are and on what topic you wish to be interviewed. Wikinews contributors will consider your request and contact you should they wish to conduct the interview.

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William Beamer[edit]

  • Date request was made:3/30/20
  • Position: News
  • Organisation: WJCT News
  • Web: N/A
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: 4077185122


Wikinews community discussion[edit]

Hatsune Miku

Wayne Tseng[edit]


Dear Wikinews Team.

This is Wayne Tseng - Melbourne Lord Mayoral Candidate for the 2020 City of Melbourne local government election

I formed the team called Team Zorin as part of Leadership Team ticket in the election

I Wayne Tseng is the Lord Mayor Candidate My running mate - Gricol Yang is the Deputy Mayoral Candidate

My (Wayne Tseng) profession is multicultural communication consultant. Gricol Yang profession is a Commercial Banker

Team Zorin election pledge is to service the broad Melbourne community inclusively with policies that is fit for purpose. Melbourne politics which traditionally have been dominated by LEFT and RIGHT politics. The people of Melbourne whom have suffered a lot from the coronavirus lockdown are looking forward to policies that work and enable rapid recovery. They are weary of policies that follow a particular ideology.

Team Zorin believes just because the majority rule in democracy. The need of the minority groups must be catered for a all inclusive recovery. Everyone is entitled to be heard and need addressed.

Team Zorin also believes that society has become too complex for 1 man, 1 cabinet or 1 party to have all the answers. Team Zorin that the people as a collective are best to know determine their needs and solution options to address them.

Team Zorin believe technology can be used to address broad base needs, identify needs from broad base community, received solutions from the collective, debate on options in virtual committees and directly vote in local government issue.

Team Zorin advocate the use of digital democracy platform, allowing citizen to participate in democracy (Wayne Tseng calls it Participating Democracy), development of policies that address precise groups (Wayne Tseng calls it Precision Policies) and allow the people to play as community monitors and guide the implementation of a policy (Wayne Tseng calls this Guided Governing).

Australian is known for compassionate, educated and believe in the good of many outweighs the good of one.

I wish to be interviewed because we are introducing a break through in Australia democracy. Team Zorin is introducing digital democracy and participating democracy at a local government level. Zorin will also introduce participating democracy in Victorial Next Election and Australia Federal Election.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Waynetsengoffice (talkcontribs)

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The Founder of Walmart Shop & Pick-up now known as curbside pick-up who is being discriminated against. With confounding practices from Google and etc[edit]

Shawn Anthony McMillian


My name is Shawn McMillian and I founded 200 original ideas through Google owned start-up incubator called

I am contacting you today because of the injustice I’m facing at a major scale from companies who claim to support racial injustices Google, Walmart, Apple and many more with the help of Google. And these companies are clearly discriminating against me in every form. And knowingly discriminating against me because I have notified companies like Google and Walmart. And Walmart Global Ethics did a whole investigation on the matter and still decided to stay silent. And continue to allow the discrimination against me.

Which also could be various of anti-trust lawsuits. Including deceptive practices. Because Google start-up incubator was supposed to protect, acknowledge and compensate those who share their original ideas and inventions that become used. But instead Google made a lot of My original ideas private. And shared them with the companies they choose too. To benefit themselves and the companies they gave the start-up tech too. Like The Walmart Shop & Pick-Up App, plus delivery I came up with through Googles incubator. But instead of Google acknowledging me as a found, they and now Walmart clearly discriminated against me while knowing I originated the whole eco-system behind the Shop & Pick-Up app.

Furthermore in my whole description of the app I used Walmart’s name as an example of the app and the company I was trying to get the app too. And it worked. But I was left out and completely discriminated against. Because maybe I’m a poor black man, with no college degree. So Im obvious must not fit the image of the founder they would like to promote to the world. And now companies all around the world is using my Shop & Pick-Up (curbside) plus delivery method to make billions of dollars, since the coronavirus. Which is making more money for Google, Walmart and Googles friends because they got the tech first, from me. But kept it to themselves, until now. While they continue to discriminate against me.

And Google, Walmart and etc won’t even acknowledge me in any way. In which you can’t even Google me (my name) and see all the ideas I came up through Googles incubator. Because Google is trying to suppress that information themselves. So they are purposely misinforming the world. Which completely go against their own advocacy of fair practices, on their own platforms. While knowingly destroying my life in the process. Even though I have given significant value with my ideas and inventions. While giving me a and all people like me a platform to share original ideas with the world and garnish founder status and accumulate wealth. Though when I did just that they completely treated me less than a human being. And did the opposite of their mission for their start-up incubator.

Furthermore Googles start-up incubator actually tells you what ideas already exist. And not only that it exist but to do your research before submitting. And out of 202 original ideas I shared...only 2 existed prior to my sharing. And companies are using and making money from my shared tech like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Motorola Phones with projectors. Uber’s/ Lyft’s Carpool function. Plus Uber’s Independent truck drivers app Uber Freight. And many many more companies that Google allowed to receive tech first. Which is clearly a violation of my rights and have to be violation of anti-trust laws because Google is hiding that information. And is not giving no transparency or fairness in any way. While Google knows I founded all these ideas. But they want to steal ownership and moneys for themselves, developers and friends. And this is clear cutthroat discrimination. And I can’t even get a lawyer to take my case. I can’t even get any media attention because Google and these companies dominate the market. Which is beyond intimidating practices, this is outright denial to life, liberty and justice.

GAnd instead of acknowledging me and protecting my intellectual property...Google have used and let other companies use my ideas without any public acknowledgement and compensation. And they know this but Google and Walmart both still decides to take no action.

And allow me and my family to go without any recognition. As I am a black man who is considered and recognize in the state of California as disabled. In which I come from a poor black family. And I want my kids who are black and Mexican to be proud of me and their heritage. Though these companies who claim they support the fight against racial injustice are actually the ones discriminating. Which is hypocritical to their own claims. And furthermore I became disabled and sustained permanent injuries to my back by protecting a elderly lady at Walmart store 2044 where I worked at both Walmart & McDonald’s. In which again Walmart knows all this information and continued knowingly to discriminate against me.

And the more obvious discrimination is that why would I need to get a lawyer to go against big cooperate conglomerates on their own platform that was supposed to protect people like me. This is the hierarchy of true systemic racism. And this have been causing me so much grief and depression. As I been fighting for recognition for years.

And the biggest added insult is that since the coronavirus companies around the world have adopted my Shop & Pick up App plus delivery. That allows in-store and curbside pick-up, plus delivery through the same platform. In which companies are selling software to companies to integrate my app platform into companies own app and website. And again without any recognition and compensation to the founder (me) who have transformed retail and grocery like never before.

And as the proof at the bottom Walmart Global Ethics did a whole investigation and they decided to take no further action and stay silent on the matter. But then a month later Doug McMillion the CEO of Walmart had his assistant reach out to me. And which further shows the discrimination against me, is that Mrs.Womack couldn't even acknowledge me in a email intended for me.

And once I called I guess because I have no lawyer and I can’t find a lawyer to go against these type of huge companies the conversation with Mrs. Womack went nowhere. And they made me feel so humiliated because me and my whole family thought Mr Doug McMillon was going to actually make right the wrongs being done to my family. But instead Mrs Womack continued the humiliation and discrimination in the name of Mr McMillon and Walmart.

And I had my whole family present and after that occurred I actually at one point felt suicidal because of the humiliation and discrimination. And that’s why as a American I’m contacting you today to bring awareness to the injustices that me and my family is going through. Because it not only affects me, my family, my children, my friends but also my community. Because their stifling my growth and me giving back to my community. Which continues the institutional racism these companies claim to be against. In which I’m a innovative supplier for Phillips now and I’m still being disregarded because of the abuse of Google.

So please if you have a heart please help me and my family get our story told. Thank you and God Bless.

Also the Google idea startup incubator actually tells you what ideas existed already and to do your research before submitting. And out of 202 submissions 200 were original. So how can we trust a company like Google knowing they are exploiting my ideas for their own finanacial gain. And discriminating against me on their own idea start-up incubator. This is complete injustice. Please help me. Because I should at least already been publicly acknowledge for being the founder of Walmart Shop & Pick-up (curbside) but instead I’m discriminated against

Furthermore the FTC and the DOJ have accepted my claim but still have heard nothing back. FTC case number 120076678


Shawn Anthony McMillian

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