Elizabeth Dwoskin

San Francisco

Silicon Valley Correspondent

Education: Columbia University, BA. ; Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, MS.

Lizza joined The Washington Post as Silicon Valley correspondent in 2016, becoming the paper's eyes and ears in the region. She focuses on social media and the power of the tech industry in a democratic society. Before that, she was the Wall Street Journal's first full-time beat reporter covering big data, AI, and the impact of algorithms on people's lives. And before that, she covered housing and immigration in DC and New York.
Latest from Elizabeth Dwoskin

Come to the ‘war cry party’: How social media helped drive mayhem in Brazil

Just like with Donald Trump's defeat in 2020, supporters of Jair Bolsanaro used social media, particularly Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to fuel the anger that exploded on Sunday in Brasília.

January 9, 2023

Twitter reverses long-standing ban on political advertising

The company said it was relaxing its ban on political and issue-based advertising, a reversal of its longstanding approach to paid political speech.

January 3, 2023

Made-in-China labels become a problem for Meta’s anti-China stance

Company officials have discussed in recent months different strategies to avoid having a “Made in China” label, to avoid political blowback as well as tariffs.

December 31, 2022

Twitter experiences a widespread global outage

Attempts to log into the Twitter desktop app were met with "error" messages late Wednesday.

December 28, 2022

Gun ownership went up. Killings went down. Brazil debates why.

Firearms enthusiasts are claiming victory. Not so fast, criminologists say.

December 23, 2022

Bolsonaro supporters attack Brazil police headquarters

The assault put the country back on edge ahead of the Jan. 1 inauguration of President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

December 13, 2022

Trump aides Bannon, Miller advising the Bolsonaros on next steps

Some allies and advisers want the Brazilian president to contest his election loss to Lula. Others want a global fight over free speech.

November 23, 2022

Musk’s inner circle worked through weekend to cement Twitter layoff plans

Elon Musk plans to cut Twitter's workforce just days after taking control of the company.

October 31, 2022

Elon Musk deleted a tweet about Paul Pelosi. Here’s why that matters.

Elon Musk, who has more than 100 million followers, had owned Twitter for less than three full days when he retweeted a post about Paul Pelosi containing misinformation — then hours later deleted it.

October 31, 2022

Elon Musk’s planned Twitter layoffs are imminent

Tesla engineers were on-site to evaluate the Twitter staff’s code, workers said, as anxiety built around Musk’s silence.

October 29, 2022