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

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

Meta begins fresh round of job cuts among highly skilled staff

Facebook parent company Meta began handing out a new round of pink slips Wednesday, targeting engineers and tech talent.

April 19, 2023

Black unemployment rate hits record low 5 percent

A surge in labor market demand coming out of the pandemic has fueled one of the fastest jobs recoveries on record, sending the national unemployment rate to historic lows and benefitting millions of Black workers who had lost their jobs and quickly found new ones.

April 7, 2023

Meta paid VR developers salaries of up to $1 million. Facebook’s owner is now in financial trouble.

Programmers hired by the Facebook parent company Meta capable of building out virtual reality-powered games, apps and technology can earn total compensation from $600,000 to packages approaching $1 million, according to people familiar with the matter.

April 7, 2023

Utah governor signs bill to curb children’s social media use

Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed a bill into law Thursday that would impose sweeping restrictions that aim to curtal kid and teen use of social media apps such as Instagram and TikTok.

March 24, 2023

Fake images of Trump arrest show ‘giant step’ for AI’s disruptive power

The tech’s capabilities and accessibility have vastly outpaced regulatory and legislative responses, as well as corporate controls.

March 22, 2023