Mozur named world tech correspondent at NY Instances

After eight years masking the enterprise and politics of know-how in Asia, Paul Mozur might be getting into a brand new function as world know-how correspondent. Working with reporters throughout desks, Paul will cowl the methods know-how impacts a very powerful world information tales of the day.

That may embody exploring the anti-democratic powers of tech, the rising geopolitical competitors over its growth and the way tech is altering the world removed from Silicon Valley. Pulling on experiences reporting on leaked databases and dealing with video and graphics, he may even assist spearhead multi-disciplinary investigations into authorities makes use of and abuses of know-how.

In recent times, Paul has proven how disinformation, surveillance and censorship have modified geopolitics. His 2018 protection of the Myanmar military’s disinformation operations on Fb was a part of a package deal that gained a George Polk Award and a Gerald Loeb Award. The subsequent yr he labored with the China crew on a collection of tales that detailed stifling surveillance and mass internment in Xinjiang targeting ethnic minorities. The work was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

In 2020, after masking the early levels of the Covid outbreak in China, he was expelled from the nation together with a number of different journalists from The Instances and different retailers. After relocating to Taiwan, his work displaying the way in which China censored the early outbreak of the virus was a part of the package deal that gained the Pulitzer Prize for public service. Final yr, his work with a crew on China’s propaganda efforts on-line and the manipulation of social media gained a Loeb.

Extra not too long ago, Paul has coated how Russia censors and spies on its web, the methods the Taliban used social media to help its takeover of Afghanistan and China’s efforts to unfold propaganda on American social media platforms.

Please congratulate Paul on his new task.