Dave Lee

Dave Lee


San Francisco corr @FinancialTimes - covering Amazon, Ecommerce, Uber, Airbnb. Formerly BBC. U's fan. TIPS: dave.lee@ft.com; DMs open; Signal: (628) 400-7370

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Excellent from @StevenLevy ⁩. “Sheryl Sandberg's Meta Departure and the Death of 'The Deal' With Mark Zuckerberg | WIRED”

Disappointing reaction to @semafor ’s decision to interview Tucker Carlson at an upcoming event, by people purporting to be supporters of good journalism. Of *course* it’s right to interview him. His influence is huge and an interrogation is long overdue.

One of the replies to a @semaforben  tweet is along the lines of “would you interview Hitler????” Imagine *not* interviewing Hitler, given the chance. It would have been a dereliction of duty.

Just seen @theinformation  has launched a forum. As in, those message boards from the old days of the web before social broke everything. Appears to be a neatly moderated community discussing topics maturely. The timing seems perfect -- expect others to follow suit.

Zuckerberg: "We seem to have entered an economic downturn that will have a broad impact on the digital advertising business. And it's always hard to predict how deep or how long these cycles will be. But I'd say that the situation seems worse than it did a quarter ago."

For @FTMag , my take on the wonderful LoFi Girl, and what "her" success says about how the internet generation is searching for peace and productivity

This act of plagiarism is so funny I can't bring myself to be mad. A site appears to have put my wildfires article through software that swaps key words with synonyms. The end result is quite excellent. (My lede on the left, in case it isn't clear)

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Tried to visit the gun store that sold weapons to the Uvalde gunman. Was stopped in parking lot by management. It’s open but I’m not allowed in. Asked why… “You have a notepad… and an accent.”

Moments after @elonmusk  publicly criticised the work of Twitter policy exec @vijaya , her mentions are full of hateful tweets. Is this how he plans to run the company?

Next stop was a center for child mental care. They’re flat out. Appealing to locals to donate $100 fuel cards so families can afford travel to the funerals. I asked if there was a way to do this for them online directly they said no, but the org is here:

There hasn't been any Trump emails for more than 48 hours. Almost unheard of -- he sent 33 in the first six days of Jan; 2,500+ last year. (h/t @TrumpEmail ) At least one of the services the team used, @CampaignMonitor , has suspended Trump's access, the company confirmed.

I like to think whoever wrote the BBC styleguide entry on Americanisms did it in one sitting, filled with rage

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Spotted in a coffee shop

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@elonmusk  @vijayaI 'd imagine every Twitter employee is looking at this and thinking what if they're next. Just a sample:

Just waking up in the UK? From around noon you'll see one of these two messages when you go on Facebook. If you get the one on the right, it means you were one of the 1m-or-so British-based users apparently scooped up by Cambridge Analytica

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@jack ’s favourite Twitter user is a man who used his platform to falsely accuse someone of being a paedophile.

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