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

Meta threatens to block news in California over journalism bill

Meta is threatening to block users from sharing news articles on its social media networks in protest of a bill that aims to force tech companies to pay publishers for content.

May 31, 2023

Mark Zuckerberg unveils ‘scrappier’ future at Meta after layoffs

Facebook parent company Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed the company’s staff on Thursday following layoffs.

May 25, 2023

Meta to begin fresh layoffs, cutting heavily among business staff

A half-dozen current and former Meta employees told The Washington Post that they worry new layoffs this week could endanger content moderation.

May 23, 2023

Amazon employees plan to walk off the job as tech worker tension rises

Some tech workers at Meta, Google and Amazon are concerned about their employers’ performance.

May 23, 2023

E.U. slaps Meta with record $1.3 billion fine for data privacy violations

An E.U. body ruled that Meta's transfers of European Facebook users' data violated the bloc's privacy rules. Meta says it will appeal the decision.

May 22, 2023

Raw videos of violent incidents in Texas rekindle debate about graphic images

News organizations have long held back from publishing explicit or violent images of death, which are now rapidly disseminated across social media platforms.

May 14, 2023

Facebook pivoted to the metaverse. Now it wants to show off its AI.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is juggling his desire to compete in the artificial intelligence arms race with the company’s longstanding big bet on the metaverse.

May 14, 2023

Why Elon Musk picked Linda Yaccarino to lead Twitter as CEO

Twitter has struggled to generate revenue since Musk took over as CEO, as advertisers have fretted over its sweeping rollbacks of content moderation.

May 12, 2023

How Mark Zuckerberg broke Meta’s workforce

Mark Zuckerberg has shepherded Meta through public crisis. Amid layoffs, insiders say the Facebook founder has lost his vision and the trust of his workforce.

April 30, 2023

Zuckerberg praises Meta executives a day after laying off 4,000 workers

Mark Zuckerberg said ’I think they did well’ regarding executive performance, noting many senior leaders took on new and expanded roles at Meta in the last year.

April 20, 2023