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

Twitter’s new CEO announces major reorganization of the social networking company

Leaders of Twitter's engineering and design teams are out as the new CEO puts his mark on the company.

December 3, 2021

Facebook reveals broad takedown of global disinformation networks, including some tied to anti-vaccine groups and state actors

The cat-and-mouse game between Facebook and those that try to use its platform for manipulation around the world is escalating rapidly and governments continue to play a shadowy role.

December 1, 2021

Twitter’s new CEO is bringing an engineering background to a politics fight

Why Twitter chose Parag Agrawal, an engineer with limited management experience, for one of the most fraught roles in tech.

December 1, 2021

In a surprise tweet, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said he’s stepping down

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said he was stepping down from the social media service, the CEO said in a letter posted to Twitter early Monday.

November 29, 2021

Facebook’s race-blind practices around hate speech came at the expense of Black users, new documents show

Researchers proposed a fix to the biased algorithm, but one internal document predicted pushback from “conservative partners.”

November 21, 2021

Facebook releases new reports on transparency and oversight amid criticism

Facebook published a series of reports on Tuesday that showcase the company's evolving response to a tide of criticism that its platform causes societal harm. The reports demonstrate that the company is gradually increasing transparency and oversight of its platform - though assuredly not to a degree that would placate the growing number of lawmakers around that world who say that regulation of social media platforms is the only real antidote to problems such as hate speech, violent incitement, bullying and political polarization caused by social media services.

November 9, 2021

Israel escalates surveillance of Palestinians with facial recognition program in West Bank

The ‘Blue Wolf’ system integrates a vast database of images with a growing network of cameras and smartphones.

November 8, 2021

Inside Facebook’s decision to eliminate facial recognition — for now

Facebook’s facial recognition decision was in the works for months, long before the current whistleblower scandal.

November 5, 2021

Facebook is ending use of facial recognition software, deleting data on more than a billion people

Facebook is ending use of facial recognition software, the company said in a blog post Tuesday, a major move by a Silicon Valley giant to step away from the controversial tech.

November 2, 2021

Facebook is changing its name to Meta as it focuses on the virtual world

The company made the decision amid a wave of criticism following the release of tens of thousands of internal documents.

October 28, 2021