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Casey Newton

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Casey Newton is the founder and editor of Platformer, a publication about the intersection of tech and democracy. Prior to founding Platformer in October 2020, Newton was the longtime Silicon Valley editor of The Verge. While at The Verge, his stories on the lives of American content moderators for Facebook and Google sparked a national conversation about the working conditions for this essential but often neglected part of the workforce, and was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for reporting. The weekly free edition of Platformer now reaches almost 50,000 people. In April he announced Sidechannel, a community he runs with seven other independent journalists.

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