Maya Shwayder

Maya Shwayder

I'm a multimedia journalist currently based in New England. I previously worked for DW News/Deutsche Welle as an anchor and on-air correspondent, based in Berlin and the US East Coast, where I covered politics, culture, and everything in between. I've reported on the attacks in Charlottesville, North Carolina, Hurricane Florence, ​the Detroit Auto Show, the immigrant experience in the US and in Germany, and much more.

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Why deepfakes will soon be as commonplace as Photoshop

Amid the hype around deepfakes, the simple truth is that this technology isn’t going away. In fact, it’s going to become as commonplace as Photoshop: We could soon see hyper-targeted ads with our own faces on them.
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Hey @Jack Dorsey, decentralizing Twitter won’t solve hate speech problems

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants to put together a team to explore decentralizing Twitter. But this could mean that Dorsey is simply trying to shunt off responsibility for Twitter’s persistent problems with harassment and abuse on the…
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Facebook will protect your data — as long as no one’s paying them for it

Facebook has pushed back against a request from 3 world governments to halt end-to-end encryption for Messenger -- but it still makes money off your data.
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The federal government is investigating Google for alleged union busting

The National Labor Relations Board has launched an investigation into Google following the firing of four Google employees who tried to organize a labor union.
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Lawyers in latest sexual assault lawsuit against Lyft expect more women to join

Lyft is being sued by a group of women who say the app has not done enough to prevent sexual assault. Their lawyers say the real numbers of people assaulted could be in the thousands.
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No kids allowed, for real this time: Instagram will begin enforcing age rules

Instagram will begin asking users for their birthdays in order to enforce legal age restrictions starting today, the company announced. Technically, only people age 13 and older are allowed on Instagram’s platform.