Public Writing

BeReal and the doomed quest for online authenticityWIRED. 5 August 2022. Co-authored with Brooke Erin Duffy.

Teenage girls don’t need to be “saved” from social media. Letter to the Editor in the Wall Street Journal.  26 September 2021.

Instagram can make teens feel bad about their body, but parents can help. Here’s how. The Conversation. Co-authored with Gemma Sharp, Jasmine Fardouly, Marilyn Bromberg and Tama Leaver. 23 September 2021.

Social apps that go suddenly viral put kids at riskWIRED. 5 May 2021.

The perils of moderating depression on social mediaWIRED. Co-authored with Anthony McCosker. 4 November 2020.

TikTok has a pro-anorexia problem. WIRED. 9 March 2020.

The perils of livestreaming on RedditVICE. Co-authored with Tim Squirrell. 22 August 2019.

When algorithms think you want to dieWIRED. Co-authored with Tarleton Gillespie. 21 February 2019. (Reprinted in WIRED Japan).

Community guidelines and the language of eating disorders on social media. Flow: A Critical Forum on Media and Culture. 31 July 2018.