Kate Conger, The New York Times

Kate Conger

The New York Times

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Kate:

Twitter, in Widening Crackdown, Removes Over 70,000 QAnon Accounts

The actions followed the barring of President Trump from the service last week, as Twitter has moved to distance itself from violent content. → Read More

Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump, Capping Online Revolt

The president’s preferred megaphone cited “the risk of further incitement of violence.” It acted after Facebook, Snapchat, Twitch and other platforms placed limits on him. → Read More

Trump Is Banned on Facebook 'at Least' Until His Term is Over

“We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, said. → Read More

Federal Labor Agency Says Google Wrongly Fired 2 Employees

The workers were involved in labor organizing at the company and participated in walkouts last year. → Read More

How Twitter Policed Trump During the 2020 US Election

Twitter has flagged 15 of the president’s four dozen tweets since polls closed, acting more aggressively to combat false or misleading information. → Read More

What to Expect From Facebook, Twitter and YouTube on Election Day

The sites are key conduits for communication and information. Here’s how they plan to handle the challenges facing them before, on and after Tuesday. → Read More

In Reversal, Twitter Is No Longer Blocking New York Post Article

The latest change underlined how rapidly social media platforms are shifting their positions in the days leading up to the election. → Read More

False Rumors That Activists Set Wildfires Exasperate Officials

Law enforcement agencies said claims on social media that antifascist activists had set fires on the West Coast were unfounded. → Read More

False Rumors That Activists Set Wildfires Exasperate Officials

Law enforcement agencies said claims on social media that antifascist activists had set fires on the West Coast were unfounded. → Read More

Cleaners Demand Harassment Safeguards From the Booking Service Handy

Workers for a home services company say they face sexual harassment and unfair fees. A civil rights group is asking California regulators to step in. → Read More

Pentagon Sticks With Microsoft for Cloud Computing Contract

Amazon, a rival for the $10 billion contract, has complained that President Trump interfered in the process. → Read More

Palantir, Tech’s Next Big I.P.O., Lost $580 Million in 2019

The Silicon Valley company could be the next in a string of tech outfits to go public long before they have turned a profit. → Read More

Former Uber Security Chief Charged With Concealing Hack

Joe Sullivan, who led Uber’s security team through the company’s most tumultuous period, was fired by the company’s newly installed chief executive in 2017. → Read More

Uber and Lyft Get Reprieve After Threatening to Shut Down

The companies, under legal pressure to reclassify their California drivers as employees, said they would halt rides before an appeals court gave them permission to continue. → Read More

Google, Facebook and Others Broaden Group to Secure U.S. Election

More tech companies met with government agencies on Wednesday to fight disinformation on social media. → Read More

Uber’s Ride-Hailing Business Craters, but Deliveries Surge in Pandemic

Uber said revenue fell 29 percent in the second quarter because people traveled less, but food deliveries soared. → Read More

Star Technologist Who Crossed Google Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

Anthony Levandowski, a onetime star Silicon Valley engineer of self-driving cars, had pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets. → Read More

F.T.C. Investigating Twitter for Potential Privacy Violations

The social media company said the agency was examining whether it had misused people’s personal information to serve ads. → Read More

Native Americans Fight Coronavirus and Deficient Data

Statistical gaps can make it difficult to properly allocate public resources to Native Americans. When that’s the case, one leader said, “tribal nations have an effective death sentence.” → Read More

Twitter Takedown Targets QAnon Accounts

The company permanently suspended thousands of accounts associated with the fringe conspiracy theory movement. Facebook was said to be preparing to take similar action. → Read More