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Vittoria Elliott

Platforms and power reporter

Vittoria Elliott is a reporter for WIRED, covering platforms and power. She was previously a reporter at Rest of World, where she covered disinformation and labor in markets outside the US and Western Europe. She has worked with The New Humanitarian, Al Jazeera, and ProPublica. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and, before transitioning to journalism, worked with startups in Kenya and India.

Meta Was Restricting Abortion Content All Along

Abortion access groups and activists say they have been dealing with algorithmic censorship for years.

Meta Made Millions in Ads From Networks of Fake Accounts

The social media giant banned accounts promoting disinformation, spam, or propaganda—and kept the money it made from ads.

Disinfo and Hate Speech Flood TikTok Ahead of Kenya’s Elections

Dozens of accounts shared videos that racked up millions of views before the platform took action.

Period-Tracking and Fertility Apps Can Put Women Seeking Abortions at Risk

Apps collect sensitive data that could be subpoenaed by law enforcement or sold by data brokers.

Elon Musk’s Twitter Plans Would Mean Less Free Speech for Many

The platform has a history of standing up to governments. Its billionaire suitor wants to follow their rules to the letter. 

The US Plan to Document War Crimes in Ukraine

The government-funded Conflict Observatory will use open source tools and satellite imagery to gather evidence of human rights violations.

How YouTube Can Rewrite the Past and Shape an Election

Philippine researcher Fatima Gaw says the platform has become a hub for pro-Marcos historical revisionism.

The Fall of Roe Would Put Big Tech in a Bind

Alphabet, Meta, and others collect heaps of user data that could be exploited by law enforcement—and create legal hazards.

Twitter Insiders Fear Elon Musk Heralds a Troll Takeover

Employees and moderation advisers say loosening the platform’s rules would bring on an era of increased toxicity, causing users from marginalized backgrounds to flee.