Chris Alcantara

Washington, D.C.

Graphics reporter

Education: University of Florida; B.S. in Journalism

Chris Alcantara is a graphics reporter at The Washington Post, where he uses code and data to report on business, technology, and politics. He joined The Post in 2016.
Latest from Chris Alcantara

    Mapping the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

    Covid-19 has killed more than 5 million people around the world. Case rates remain high as the world grapples with unequal vaccine rollouts and new variants.

    November 1, 2021

      How Facebook shapes your feed

      The evolution of what posts get top billing on users’ news feeds, and what gets obscured.

      October 26, 2021

        Tracking coronavirus deaths, cases and vaccinations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

        The novel coronavirus made its first appearance in the region on March 5, 2020. How it has spread since then.

        October 11, 2021

        Nine charts that show who’s winning the U.S.-China tech race

        Chinese companies have made massive strides in many areas, though there are sectors where U.S. firms still dominate.

        September 21, 2021

          Does everything really cost more? Find out with our inflation quiz.

          Measuring inflation is one of the hardest jobs in the economy, and the last year has been a whirlwind for the price of goods. See how close you can get to price changes for 10 everyday items.

          July 13, 2021

          The anatomy of a ransomware attack

          Inside the hacks that lock down computer systems and damage businesses.

          July 9, 2021

          Apple’s tightly controlled App Store is teeming with scams

          Apple claims its App Store is carefully curated so that only the best apps get through. The truth is, the App Store is littered with scams and "fleeceware," which uses fake user ratings to trick customers into paying for something they don't want.

          June 6, 2021

          Amazon warehouse workers suffer serious injuries at higher rates than other firms

          New data that Amazon reports to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration shows injury rates that are nearly double those at warehouses run by other companies.

          June 1, 2021

            How big tech got so big: Hundreds of acquisitions

            For decades Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google gobbled up their competition to become behemoths of the tech industry, which has drawn attention from Congressional leaders and other critics who claim they’ve stifled innovation in the industry.

            April 21, 2021

              What’s in Biden’s budget proposal

              The Biden administration unveiled its budget Friday. See which departments would get the biggest increases in funding.

              April 9, 2021