Ben Smith

Ben Smith

@benyt

Followers331.8K
Following7.6K

@nytimes media columnist. Fireworks enthusiast. Formerly @buzzfeednews. Beats working for a living. Send me scoops: ben.smith@nytimes.com.

Brooklyn, NY
Joined on October 19, 2007
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@RealTimeWWII, a Twitter accounted created by Oxford history graduate Alwyn Collinson, narrates World War II on Twitter in real time; all the tweets are manually written, with no script used.

NEW: The Trump administration expelled 33 children who came to the US without a parent back to Guatemala after a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking the controversial practice the same day. https://t.co/gglNk1quJM

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“If I were Newsom, that’s the first thing I would do. I’m 53 and I have ambition. And I have a friend who's already VP and she’ll probably be the ‘first’ Californian. But I would like to be the ‘second’ Californian. I could live longer in that status" https://t.co/mMrTWiAGrI

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NEW: Three sources tell me former NYC Council Speaker @chriscquinn is prepping a potential mayoral bid. Her longtime aide Mike Morey has been looking at potential campaign managers for the run.

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This is a big get from @alexeheath. More than 110,000 government government officials and candidates were on a Facebook whitelist that prevented them from being factchecked — and subsequently have their reach reduced — for spreading misinformation. https://t.co/dNTh5yMJCl https://t.co/aY4C4FAmMc

This is a big get from @alexeheath. More than 110,000 government government officials and candidates were on a Facebook whitelist that prevented them from being factchecked — and subsequently have their reach reduced — for spreading misinformation. https://t.co/dNTh5yMJCl https://t.co/aY4C4FAmMc

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Shirkey confirms to @AP Trump talked about Mich. election results with GOP delegation. He says at 1 point, Trump got Giuliani to call in & Giuliani repeated the Wayne County allegations he had raised in a news conference last Thursday. Shirkey says meeting was 'innocuous'

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This is so incredibly disingenuous. The PBA organized a vile and racist riot against Mayor Dinkins while he was in office with the always loathsome Rudy Giuliani as a speaker. https://t.co/ri0pjjnr1F https://t.co/fcaQX3xAkV

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Quoted @axios

YouTube has barred One America News Network from posting new videos for a week and stripped it of its ability to make money off existing content after the channel uploaded a video promoting a phony cure for COVID-19. https://t.co/MPvqwmqmqz

YouTube's policy on COVID misinfo is extremely clear (announced belatedly, but clear). This is why clear policies matter. https://t.co/9qN4svZrbq

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In October I asked two people I’d never met to give me their Facebook account passwords for three weeks leading up to and after Election Day. Then I talked to them at length about what I saw and why it was making them miserable. https://t.co/aFi02dwmOp

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This is astonishing, from @zeynep’s newsletter: 91% of Democrats think that the 2020 election was free and fair, up from 43% in 2016 https://t.co/gK5chv8sUL

This is astonishing, from @zeynep’s newsletter: 91% of Democrats think that the 2020 election was free and fair, up from 43% in 2016 https://t.co/gK5chv8sUL

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Quoted @mckaycoppins

Shutting down public schools may well be remembered as one of the most devastating policy decisions of the pandemic. https://t.co/kDUSM0IyyW

It's also bizarre how so many people who generally recognize the enlightened policy Euro social democracies just completely disregard their approach to schools https://t.co/gkQSbeW6W6

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Breaking: WWF releases independent review into human rights abuses exposed by @tombwarren @katiejmbaker. WWF says “we need to do more” and “We feel deep and unreserved sorrow for those who have suffered.” https://t.co/m6qjhO8nOq

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It may not be fashionable to say this right now, but many Democrats also distrust the electoral process. They distrust the voting machines—with reason. And optical-scan machines can malfunction. We need risk-limiting audits. And automatic voter registration. Georgia has both now. https://t.co/1EaTv9JKXe

It may not be fashionable to say this right now, but many Democrats also distrust the electoral process. They distrust the voting machines—with reason. And optical-scan machines can malfunction. We need risk-limiting audits. And automatic voter registration. Georgia has both now. https://t.co/1EaTv9JKXe

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NEW- Remember after the election when Facebook’s newsfeed suddenly seemed... nicer? That was no accident. It was Facebook cranking the levers and showing us what NewsFeed could look like if they tweaked their algorithms. Story with @kevinroose @MikeIsaac https://t.co/RuP1jTLGxR

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We did a VERY early test of a list of some possible 2024 presidential primary candidates among GOP registered voters: 

@realDonaldTrump: 54%
@Mike_Pence: 12%
@DonaldJTrumpJr: 8%
@tedcruz: 4%
@NikkiHaley: 4%

https://t.co/bPXaNS3sT7 https://t.co/D6pATBNRqQ

We did a VERY early test of a list of some possible 2024 presidential primary candidates among GOP registered voters: @realDonaldTrump: 54% @Mike_Pence: 12% @DonaldJTrumpJr: 8% @tedcruz: 4% @NikkiHaley: 4% https://t.co/bPXaNS3sT7 https://t.co/D6pATBNRqQ

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New Interview: I talked to Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy about how his network has handled election fraud claims, the possibility of Trump TV, and whether Ruddy feels responsibility for misinforming his viewers. https://t.co/zjgwnDlV9V

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Some personal news, as they say! I'm so excited to be joining @vanityfair as executive editor of @VFHIVE — it's an incredible team and an incredible moment to shape coverage of our brave new world. Can’t wait to get started next week — send news and scoops!

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.⁦@jenny8lee⁩ and I interviewed Mayor David N. Dinkins in 1993 for our high school paper. His vision of NYC as “a gorgeous mosaic” inspired me. RIP. https://t.co/ytLQ1HBRc2

.⁦@jenny8lee⁩ and I interviewed Mayor David N. Dinkins in 1993 for our high school paper. His vision of NYC as “a gorgeous mosaic” inspired me. RIP. https://t.co/ytLQ1HBRc2

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Dinkins rebuilt neighborhoods, gave poor children after school centers and expanded police force. 11 years Ago Rudy Giuliani launched a patented scabrous attacks on the former mayor, and I looked at his mayoralty and found better than many realized: https://t.co/vsIdK9NIAi

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This morning, Meadows, Cipolle and Sekulow (by phone) spoke to Trump in the Oval Office and told him it was time to start moving on, and that it didn't mean he'd have to say "concede." NYT team on a key benchmark on transition being met https://t.co/PslY5Ali8U

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Quoted @jeffmason1

Two advisers to @realDonaldTrump told me his tweet about the @USGSA and giving a green light to a transition was not a concession to @JoeBiden. (But it’s as close as he’s come and may be as close as he gets to one.)

Not retreating — advancing in a different direction https://t.co/oV2jil302Q

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