Naomi Nix

Washington, D.C.

Staff writer focusing on social media

Education: Princeton University, BA in sociology

Naomi Nix is a staff writer for The Washington Post, covering Meta and other social media companies. Before joining The Post in 2022, she was a reporter for Bloomberg News and the Chicago Tribune. Nix's work focuses on how social media platforms influence American democracy and global politics.
Latest from Naomi Nix

Senate Democrats urge Facebook CEO to bolster gun sales ban

Three senators criticized Facebook’s 10-strike rule for violators of its gun sales ban.

June 24, 2022

Facebook Oversight Board says company should be much more transparent

The Facebook Oversight Board argued in its first annual report the company should be far more transparent about how it makes content moderation decisions.

June 22, 2022

Justice Department and Meta settle landmark housing discrimination case

Under an agreement with the Justice Department, Facebook agrees to revamp automated advertising system in effort to deliver housing ads more equitably.

June 21, 2022

Facebook’s ban on gun sales gives sellers 10 strikes before booting them

On Facebook, gun buyers and sellers can violate the social media giant's prohibition of firearms sales 10 times before they are kicked off the social network, according to internal guidance obtained by The Washington Post.

June 9, 2022

Top executive Sheryl Sandberg is leaving Facebook

heryl Sandberg said she will leave the company after 14 years. Sandberg leaves as Facebook’s business is under threat from younger social media apps such as TikTok and Snapchat.

June 2, 2022

Sheryl Sandberg departure marks the end of an era for women in tech

Sandberg was one of the highest-ranking female executives in corporate America and a promoter of self-empowerment feminism to fight workplace sexism.

June 2, 2022

Before massacre, Uvalde gunman frequently threatened teen girls online

Teen girls and young women who met Uvalde gunman Salvador Ramos online said he sometimes threatened to rape or kill. But some said their reports were ignored, that the threats were too vague, or that his kind of angry misogyny was just “how online is.”

May 28, 2022

As young gunmen turn toward new social networks, old safeguards fail

Before two 18-year-old men allegedly killed 31 people in separate shootings over the past two weeks, they turned to social media apps such as Yubo and Discord to share troubling messages.

May 26, 2022

Facebook says Texas gunman sent direct messages before the shooting

In a news conference, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) brought up the gunman's activity on Facebook before the attack.

May 25, 2022

The midterms are here. Critics say Facebook is already behind.

Civic groups are calling on Facebook to ramp up enforcement against the “big lie,” saying the social media giant isn’t ready.

May 19, 2022