Jeremy B. Merrill

Washington, D.C.

Data reporter focusing on technology

Education: Claremont McKenna College, BA in linguistics and philosophy

Jeremy B. Merrill is a data reporter on the technology desk, gathering and analyzing data to understand how technology, the internet and AI affect business, society and politics. Prior to joining The Washington Post in 2021, Merrill worked as a freelance reporter, with work published at the Markup, ProPublica and the Marshall Project. Before that, he worked at Quartz, ProPublica and the New York Times.
Latest from Jeremy B. Merrill

A year ago, Musk asked, ‘Is Twitter dying?’ He may have his answer.

One year after launching a hostile takeover bid, Elon Musk’s Twitter is a shadow of its former self.

April 15, 2023

The AI bot has picked an answer for you. Here’s how often it’s bad.

The Post tested the reliability of Microsoft’s Bing AI chatbot by asking it 47 tough questions and then evaluating its sources.

April 13, 2023

Fake ChatGPT preys on Facebook users

The AI trend is the flavor of the month for scammers.

April 12, 2023

Elon Musk’s Twitter pushes hate speech, extremist content into ‘For You’ pages

Twitter’s recommendation algorithm pushes racist and hateful content into the "For You" timelines of users who follow extremist accounts.

March 30, 2023

Elon Musk reinvents Twitter for the benefit of a power user: Himself

Elon Musk has rolled out major changes at Twitter — many of which have targeted his own experience, but not that of millions of regular users of the site.

February 16, 2023

Amazon is closing its charity, which donated millions, citing limited impact

Amazon’s charity arm is shutting down next month amid broader job cuts at the company.

January 19, 2023

Elon Musk says Apple threatened to remove Twitter from App Store

Removal of Twitter from the App Store would make the social media platform unavailable to new users with Apple devices.

November 28, 2022

High-profile Republicans gain followers in first weeks of Musk’s reign

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have lost tens of thousands of followers, while Republicans such as Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene have seen big increases.

November 28, 2022

Advertisers are dropping Twitter. Musk can’t afford to lose any more.

Dozens of top Twitter advertisers, including 14 of the top 50, have stopped advertising in the few weeks since Elon Musk’s chaotic acquisition of the social media company.

November 22, 2022

Musk issues ultimatum to staff: Commit to ‘hardcore’ Twitter or take severance

It comes as Elon Musk’s first major feature, Twitter's Blue Verified, was halted while the company probes issues that arose from its launch.

November 16, 2022