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Tech columnist for the New York Times. My new book, Futureproof, comes out on 3/9. All bad tweets were AI-generated.

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Joined Twitter 1/9/09


@samjmintz cypher @Slasher no! the least he could have done was carry @Slasher it was brutal manWe've been through a lot this year, but nothing emotionally prepared me for the prepubescent kid who announced in V… https://t.co/IXG0uFIAua
1/26
2021
@Viss Yeah, I think platform structure also matters. Easier to give people banhammers on a site that is set up as a… https://t.co/NCwIWYofo4I think Reddit's moderation scheme works because people will gladly volunteer to moderate posts on a board they hav… https://t.co/TDqdVQ5zoCInteresting to compare the reaction this is getting with e.g. Reddit, which has always been mostly moderated by unp… https://t.co/mt1ONLQ72ucheck out @matt_levine's Soundcloud https://t.co/QwaD2NxZJ3 @alexia I think it's just trade publications vs. mass media? Every industry has its industry-funded Meatpackers Mon… https://t.co/I4F5XJw0dX @chrislhayes It's really good content! The line when he showed Putin's stripper pole and was like, "maybe it's for a giant shawarma"It's firmly in the YouTube documentary tradition (popularized by people like Shane Dawson), which is stylistically… https://t.co/dVr61nXwEDI'm not smart enough to have good opinions on Navalny/Putin but I watched Navalny's YouTube video (87 million views… https://t.co/p8Mb490TxsA bunch of bored Redditors singlehandedly destroying the efficient market hypothesis feels like it should be a bigg… https://t.co/D4ebqoVmkF
1/25
2021
@Nataliekitro @ktbenner putting that in my email sigYou know it’s not great when this is the statement you give ⁦@ktbenner⁩: “All my official communications were consi… https://t.co/7Y87fwc4pJ
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1/23
2021
@noUpside many of them yours! grateful for your early work on thisThought I'd never see the day! https://t.co/g53lsbWrdz
1/22
2021
Two members of Congress, @RepAnnaEshoo & @Malinowski, just sent well-researched letters to the CEOs of Facebook, Go… https://t.co/kOTmRjge1h
Retweeted by Kevin Roose @DylanByers @alexeheath @Klonick Not saying it's a smokescreen, saying reporters should accurately describe what po… https://t.co/e5wDeyQ0jW @DylanByers @alexeheath @Klonick Respectfully, I'm not sure "Facebook would never do anything to undermine its own… https://t.co/1nGI9TxOv4 @alexeheath @Klonick I just think we should be very precise about how we use words like "binding." They mean things! @DylanByers How did independence promises work out for WhatsApp and Instagram?FWIW I mostly agree with @Klonick (who knows this stuff better than anyone) on the merits. I also think we should u… https://t.co/y2ymp8TjgWSure are a lot of people taking Facebook’s word that the Oversight Board is fully independent, and that its decisio… https://t.co/G8Fjp20eCa @edmundlee @OversightBoard Counterpoint: Mark Zuckerberg can absolutely overrule the Oversight BoardJust today, I’ve watched various right-wing figures ranging from Alex Jones to the Proud Boys vie for The attention… https://t.co/DxsbknBnoM
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1/21
2021
@BrandyZadrozny Torn between “they let it get so big” and “at least they’re telling us how big they let it get” @HarisAlisic that's just q-speak for "don't give up"Group chats have mostly devolved into a mixture of coping, denialism, anger at Q influencers, and Trump gold coin s… https://t.co/t2PZXI0OWfSome QAnon dead-enders are pointing to this as evidence that Biden was secretly one of the good guys all along (Q i… https://t.co/RM018sFVBP @erin_gs your lips to god's ears!The depth of the despair and anger in these QAnon group chats is pretty worrisome. If you have loved ones who are i… https://t.co/6TgSvrROLtI get the instinct to laugh at this, but the deeply emotional trauma this scam has wrought on family, friendships,… https://t.co/CHEZm08bvk
Retweeted by Kevin Roose“A lot of YouTube journalists have just lost one hell of a lot of credibility,” wrote a commenter in one QAnon chat… https://t.co/qm901qNIBJmaybe this is helpful for somebody in your life who thought today was going to be judgement day https://t.co/aGP8rkH4k6
Retweeted by Kevin RooseSome QAnon influencers are still trying to convince their followers it's not over, and the followers aren't having… https://t.co/sLtmhwsH0dRon Watkins, the former 8kun admin who helped keep QAnon afloat for years (and who some suspected of being Q himsel… https://t.co/0q1dw7oOQw"And just like that Q was wrong. Well good day folks." https://t.co/ADe9rVSYYn"Been played like fools" "It's over" https://t.co/kwoRutrIOdDesperation setting in on QAnon Telegram https://t.co/vPiCrIHIhIToday is "when prophecy fails" day for QAnon, and my brain is so broken from covering this for two years that I am… https://t.co/arSwE7XVS2People who believe baseless conspiracy theories often stay down the rabbit hole because they feel it's embarrassing… https://t.co/ljy3IBA9AD
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1/20
2021
Remember that post-9/11 Onion headline that was like "shattered nation longs to care about stupid bullshit again?"… https://t.co/RO2n7L2YU0 @cwarzel i understand why we're calling her MTG but it is very confusing to us former magic: the gathering playersYou gotta feel for the guy from the American Popped Corn Manufacturers Association who lobbied for a decade to get… https://t.co/Iu1x6mcrEV @beccalew @unc_citap @tressiemcphd @alicetiara @dfreelon @kreissdaniel @shannimcg @ftripodi @rachelkuo @robyncaplanhttps://t.co/SFk5YUPqQd
1/19
2021
If you (or someone you know) has successfully helped break a friend or loved one out of QAnon or another online con… https://t.co/EZg9KD1fbm @AkilahObviously Totally anecdotal, yep. And agree that racism (and anti-Semitism) is woven into the mythology, and… https://t.co/KHiFv9ZD58A very personal thread about this story and why I increasingly believe addressing the rot caused by QAnon will be o… https://t.co/MOgLikW2mM
Retweeted by Kevin Roose @AkilahObviously I hear that, but rank-and-file QAnon is less white than you'd think. (Maybe 30% of the Q people I'… https://t.co/a7siqKr76yThis video is amazing, and the most detailed footage I have seen on what happened inside the Senate chamber.… https://t.co/R69IRuvrQ0
Retweeted by Kevin RooseDebunking and deplatforming is sometimes the appropriate strategy for conspiracy theorists (especially the violent/… https://t.co/5PGfbCD6mMA lot of QAnon believers will be asking questions in the next few weeks, as Trump leaves office and the core Q myth… https://t.co/2MqgF7nWkxA better question is what we do about the millions of people who are somewhere on the Q belief spectrum. I don’t ha… https://t.co/b8BzQcUsOeA lot of QAnon punditry proceeds from the assumption that everyone who believes in it is insane, or stupid, or a co… https://t.co/t9gOPaUihkI wrote about Valerie Gilbert, a QAnon believer I know. Maybe you know someone like her, too. https://t.co/lbQItolnTO
1/17
2021
The moderator’s dilemma https://t.co/mTVUr6SgV7
Retweeted by Kevin Roose @alexstamos never heard of it @TomPaineToday There's a lot of folklore about this. Big page admins think the algo gives their whole pages extra r… https://t.co/UyERrLjbi6Basically, if this sticks, expect a lot of hyperpartisan pages to start posting random articles from the BBC and NP… https://t.co/KTseVEXZ3R(Weedsy detail 6 people will care about: NEQ scores are given to domains, not pages, so if Joe Biden posts a Washin… https://t.co/p71yq7L88UInterestingly, a few local news stories hit the engagement leaderboard today, which also happened the last time the… https://t.co/t0hsooji5jFacebook is re-adding NEQ, its internal publisher quality score, to its news feed algorithm ahead of inauguration.… https://t.co/7dsMQ3h610
1/16
2021
@lauraolin Ok but what is “Friday”This is raw QAnon/8kun stuff, straight to the president. They’ve been talking about this for days. https://t.co/bC1lzT35Ho
Retweeted by Kevin Roose @MattZeitlin think this says more about you than the timeline...“It’s coherent—and in my view absolutely appropriate—to believe both that (i) the social media companies were right… https://t.co/39sAdapRWO
Retweeted by Kevin RooseI listened to half of this, and it was extremely clarifying to see a certain kind of Twitter guy get absolutely pan… https://t.co/HGHARA5xgIalways be closing https://t.co/MIh7wlPeQZ @willsommer amazing, congrats! @Bernstein let's put Mystery in charge of deradicalizing teensSnapchat is paying out $1M a day to ppl who post viral videos to it's new TikTok-like feature, Spotlight. I spoke… https://t.co/vY5BJKkYoN
Retweeted by Kevin Roose @willsommer Does anyone actually say “the QAnon?”
1/15
2021
Not me waiting for edits, singing "soon may my editor call" to the tune of WellermanSorting through the riot's wreckage w NYT's @kevinroose and NBC's @oneunderscore__ : Big Tech accountability; depla… https://t.co/4raIJuSWUH
Retweeted by Kevin RooseThis effect -- people optimizing their personalities for algorithmic reach -- is not limited to the far right. But… https://t.co/Hb1qrzntUT @Rob_Flaherty rob, we need thisTomorrow’s historic NYT front page. https://t.co/VSYzTg2xbL
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1/14
2021
In a cosmic sense, it is kind of funny that Facebook Inc. is struggling to contain a viral conspiracy theory about… https://t.co/6G3WmHlW8b @CaseyNewton I think it is simultaneously true that a lot of people cover it and that it got way too little airtime… https://t.co/N1iFgFitte*grinds teeth into a fine powder* https://t.co/tsK327f5111/ After review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded… https://t.co/yOQZnMPjyz
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1/13
2021
I used to keep stories like this sent to me by listeners about their friends and relatives getting lost in a YouTub… https://t.co/qBViuiUSMo @robinsloan the drunken sailor one slaps @evelyndouek @OversightBoard I don’t think people believe the Oversight Board is legitimate or that FB would ever r… https://t.co/Ps2CfEymb9I think only YouTube truly knows how big this cohort of extreme right folks is. While everyone else is deplatformin… https://t.co/T8gFcwilsH
Retweeted by Kevin Roose“Fellows said he gets much of his news from conservative commentators on YouTube” https://t.co/ZMzLVaCwluyo this is incredible https://t.co/dXbOVx7g4B https://t.co/sOFR166jYB
Retweeted by Kevin RooseShantytok may literally be the only good thing happening on social media right now https://t.co/O27xwLJqpNThe very emotional discussion right now about whether Twitter has the right to de-platform Trump should widen the l… https://t.co/Td99sbhJvC
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1/12
2021
Watching tech companies struggle to ground their moderation decisions in clear and consistent policies, I'm reminde… https://t.co/QHZjzULZhUIt's scarier to think that "normal" people might end up rioting at the Capitol, but it's been a while since these m… https://t.co/mrds8nCPi9There were business executives and elected officials and decorated vets! A woman arrived in a private plane!I get the temptation to deride these people as bumbling losers and yokels (we all need a coping mechanism!) but man… https://t.co/GmnvnAnwKMBongino was on Fox News this morning saying that conservatives are so censored by Big Tech that they're going to ha… https://t.co/qpdX75puhr
1/11
2021
So there's a lot of confusion about what Parler being kicked off of Amazon Web Services (@awscloud) means. Let me d… https://t.co/d8cQLkoENZ
Retweeted by Kevin RooseIt's chilling that Parler can just unilaterally decide that it doesn't want to amplify incitements to violence and… https://t.co/HKZvk8R4QI
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1/10
2021
You can disagree with these platforms’ decisions. Fine! But it’s just dishonest to pretend that the Oathkeepers and… https://t.co/MeLMujJvLc
1/9
2021

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