Douglas MacMillan

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering corporate accountability

Education: Vanderbilt University, BA in English ; Columbia University, MA in journalism

Doug MacMillan is a corporate accountability reporter for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2019 after covering technology companies from the San Francisco bureaus of the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News for nearly 10 years. His reporting shed light on a privacy coverup by top executives at Google, an Uber car-leasing program that jeopardized the physical safety of drivers and passengers, and lapses in safety oversight by Boeing's board of directors.
Latest from Douglas MacMillan

Eyes on the poor: Cameras, facial recognition watch over public housing

Surveillance cameras purchased with federal crime-fighting grants are being used to punish and evict public housing residents, sometimes for minor rule violations, a Washington Post investigation found.

May 16, 2023

Mormon Church, investment arm to pay $5 million to resolve SEC case

Regulators had accused the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Ensign Peak Advisors of trying to obscure the size of the church’s vast portfolio.

February 21, 2023

U.S. accuses Russian crypto exchange founder of enabling criminals

Anatoly Legkodymov of Bitzlato Ltd. is charged with conducting an unlicensed money transmitting business and faces up to five years in prison if convicted.

January 18, 2023

U.S. subpoenas hedge funds in probe of crypto exchange Binance

The federal probe into Binance is unfolding at a time of deep uncertainty in the crypto industry.

January 7, 2023

Uber promised South Africans better lives but knew drivers risked debt and danger

Uber enticed drivers in South Africa with lucrative subsidies, then undermined them, according to the Uber Files leak and interviews with current and former employees.

July 11, 2022

The Uber Files

Today on Post Reports, we dig into the findings of an explosive new report about Uber, and reveal the human cost of Uber’s quest for rapid growth.

July 11, 2022

    Derick Ongansie on impounding Uber vehicles

    Former Uber driver Derick Ongansie talks about how things changed after Uber flooded Cape Town’s roads with thousands of drivers using the ride-hailing app.

    July 11, 2022

      Faiza Haupt was attacked in 2016 driving for Uber

      Faiza Haupt, a former Uber driver, said that driving for the ride-hailing company in Cape Town was particularly scary for women.

      July 11, 2022

      Uber leveraged violent attacks against its drivers to pressure politicians

      In Uber’s push for global expansion, the ride-hailing company saw clashes with taxi cab workers as a way to win public sympathy, leaked records show.

      July 11, 2022

        Timothee Nduwimana on the violence drivers face in Cape Town

        Timothee Nduwimana says he has been robbed, forcibly removed and slapped while driving for Uber in Cape Town, South Africa.

        July 11, 2022