Silicon Valley Correspondent Education: Columbia University, BA. ; Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, MS.
Elizabeth Dwoskin joined The Washington Post as Silicon Valley correspondent in 2016, becoming the paper's eyes and ears in the region and in the wider world of tech. Before that, she was the Wall Street Journal's first full-time beat reporter covering big data, artificial intelligence, and the impact of algorithms on people's lives.
Honors & Awards:
Winner of the 2017 Overseas Press Club Bob Considine Award for "Behind the Firewall" Series on Silicon Valley China
2010 Finalist, Livingston Award for Young Journalists
2009 Finalist, Livingston Award for Young Journalists
Foreign languages spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew
But highly publicized moves by Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube against Russian and Iranian online meddling have thrown into sharp relief the comparatively low-key response by the federal government.
The Iranian effort dated to 2011 and had ties to state media operations in that country, Facebook said, involving hundreds of accounts on both Facebook and its sister site, Instagram. It also spread to Twitter and YouTube, with accounts that both companies said they also removed.
The previously unreported ratings system, which Facebook has developed over the last year, shows that the fight against the gaming of tech systems has evolved to include measuring the credibility of users to help identify malicious actors.
Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey said he is rethinking core parts of the social media platform so that it doesn’t enable the spread of hate speech, harassment and false news, including conspiracy theories shared by prominent users like Alex Jones and Infowars.