Daily Briefing: April 20

The stat, the quote, and the read you need to start your day off right.

Stat

Last year's pay package for the CEO of ad tech firm Trade Desk, Jeff Green, was worth $835 million. It's mostly made up of stock incentives that can be exercised over the next decade if Trade Desk hits share price objectives. According to the WSJ, Green's comp is Number One among the 358 S&P 500 companies that have revealed 2021 CEO compensation.

Quote

“We are relieved to see the U.S. mask mandate lift to facilitate global travel as COVID-19 has transitioned to an ordinary seasonal virus.”

Don't wade into epidemiology if you're an airline... Delta Air Lines was blasted by health experts after its statement announcing the end of its mask requirement stated that Covid-19 was a "minor seasonal virus," which is not the case. Delta later withdrew its words.

Read

Meet the woman behind Libs of TikTok who is secretly fueling the right’s outrage machine. (Washington Post)

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