Editor in chief @techreview. Formerly BuzzFeed News, formerly WIRED. Pro-California. Hella Frisco. He/him.

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Some news: I'm joining MIT Technology Review as its next editor in chief. It's an incredible team, at a storied publication, and I could not be more excited about it.
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In July 2019, a Facebook researcher created a test account modeled after a "conservative mom" from the South. It started by following Fox News and Sinclair Broadcasting. FB fed it a recommendation for QAnon content within three days and continued to do so. nytimes.com/2021/10/22/techn…
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This is really stellar reporting. Fact-specific, on the ground, and - most importantly - not overtly weaponizing an isolated incident for a tempting political narrative. Must read from @AnnikaHom @MLNow
An intoxicated veteran allegedly threatened business workers along Mission Street earlier today, leading to a brief standoff with multiple armed officers. He was forced to the ground and transported to the hospital. Reported by @AnnikaHom: missionlocal.org/2021/10/vet…
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Except for that here, the rules were that documents journalists had before they even joined the consortium were not part of the same embargo, and if the wsj published something, the embargo was off on those docs.
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I mean, obviously, scoop the embargo
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Six days after Nov. 3, a Facebook data scientist noticed as much as 1 out of every 50 US views (or 10% of all political views) on the platform were on posts alleging election fraud. Our story on how employees felt FB could have done more ahead of Jan. 6: nytimes.com/2021/10/22/techn…
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There was a horrible accident that resulted in one woman killed, one man injured, and other lives damaged if not destroyed forever. Prompting this from an Ohio Republican Senate candidate:
Dear @jack let Trump back on. We need Alec Baldwin tweets.
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This is sick somebody died.
Dear @jack let Trump back on. We need Alec Baldwin tweets.
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who’s gonna tell them
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Seeing this article flying around that the Target at Metreon is closing. Target PR tells me this is not accurate. The nearby 225 Bush location IS closing however. #factcheckfridays
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NEW: The House Oversight Committee just released the name of the big oil executives coming in for their climate disinformation hearing next Thursday morning 👀
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imagine being any other media company trying and failing to push a SPAC through right now and seeing this
The market is valuing Trump's media company -- which hasn't launched a product -- at ~$3.9 B wsj.com/articles/dwac-the-tr…
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Matt Levine is good at the writing, exhibit 8977.
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Just got my first pitch addressed to Bats Honan. Hi Bats,
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New York has both way fewer Teslas and poop on the streets compared to SF. Which way does the causation go?
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BREAKING: Kids aged 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even at school. The White House is detailing plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for younger children. apne.ws/CpTcKfO
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