Ariana Tobin, ProPublica

Ariana Tobin


Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Past articles by Ariana:

A New Suit Seeks to Turn Arbitrations, a Tool of Big Corporations, Against a Top Customer Service Provider

Arise Virtual Solutions has been accused of cheating its vast network of customer service agents. The suit, which cites ProPublica’s reporting, seeks a decision that could trigger a wave of tiny legal actions against Arise. → Read More

Giving Voice to Alaska’s Unheard Sexual Assault Survivors —

We’re publishing our most ambitious effort yet to give voice to those who have been sexually assaulted in Alaska. We have talked to hundreds of survivors over the past year who have shared their stories. → Read More

Facebook Ads Can Still Discriminate Against Women and Older Workers, Despite a Civil Rights Settlement —

New research and Facebook’s own ad archive show that the company’s new system to ensure diverse audiences for housing and employment ads has many of the same problems as its predecessor. → Read More

We Are Investigating Sexual Violence and Dating Apps —

We’re not done digging. Now we need your story. → Read More

Employers Used Facebook To Keep Women, Older Workers From Seeing Job Ads

Of course they did. Now the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says that is illegal. → Read More

Have You Worked for One of the Top Remote Call Centers? We'd Like to Hear From You —

Do you do customer service for Intuit, Apple or another company? We want to learn more about work-from-home jobs at contractors like Sykes, Arise, Sitel or Concentrix. → Read More

Facebook's Promise to Moderate Comes Up Short in Private Groups

Dozens of hateful posts in a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents raise questions about how well if at all the company is policing disturbing postings and comments made outside of public view. → Read More

New York Is Investigating Whether Facebook Lets Advertisers Discriminate —

The state’s Department of Financial Services will look into allegations, first exposed by ProPublica, that advertisers can exclude users by race, gender, age and other characteristics that are protected under federal law. → Read More

Civil Rights Groups Have Been Warning Facebook About Hate Speech In Secret Groups For Years —

Facebook says its rules prohibit hate in secret groups, but it won’t discuss how it moderated the offensive Border Patrol posts — if it did anything at all. → Read More

People Are Using Secret Facebook Groups To Spread Hate We Can’t See. We Need Your Help. —

ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. → Read More

Did You Pay to Use TurboTax? Help Us Hold the Tax Prep Industry Accountable. —

Readers have helped us figure out exactly how TurboTax maker Intuit and other companies make money off taxpayers. We want to hear more. → Read More

Have You Worked for Intuit or in a TurboTax Customer Support Role? Have You Worked for Another Tax Prep Company? —

We’d like to hear about your experience in the tax prep software industry with companies like Intuit, H&R Block or Jackson Hewitt. → Read More

Here Are Your Stories of Being Tricked Into Paying by TurboTax. You Often Need the Money. —

Help us reach more people. We need you to share some things. → Read More

HUD Sues Facebook Over Housing Discrimination and Says the Company’s Algorithms Have Made the Problem Worse —

The charge comes a week after Facebook made major changes to its advertising platform, and two years after our reporting raised the issue. → Read More

Facebook won’t let employers, landlords or lenders discriminate in ads anymore —

The sweeping changes come two years after ProPublica’s reporting, which sparked lawsuits and widespread outrage. → Read More

Facebook Moves to Block Ad Transparency Tools — Including Ours

Our tool had let the public see exactly how users were being targeted by advertisers. The social media giant urged us to shut it down last year. → Read More

Facebook Is Letting Job Advertisers Target Only Men —

A review by ProPublica found that 15 employers in the past year, including Uber, have advertised jobs on Facebook exclusively to one sex, with many of the ads playing to stereotypes. → Read More

Facebook’s Screening for Political Ads Nabs News Sites Instead of Politicians

The social network is letting some political ads slip through without the required verification, while blocking promotional posts by news organizations, which are pushing back. → Read More

What Facebook’s New Political Ad System Misses —

Facebook announced a new system to make political ads more transparent. It’s got holes. → Read More

Did Your Employer Ask You to Sign Away Your Right to Talk? We Want to Know About It. —

We hope to learn more about what effect nondisclosure agreements have on people’s lives and careers. → Read More