Taylor Lorenz is one of the highest profile journalists in America. She consistently draws huge audiences to her stories, marking the publication she writes for – most recently The New York Times – as the agenda-setter for tech culture trends. She pioneered a technology beat that treats influencers like the power brokers they are. Lorenz is also perhaps the most harassed technology journalist in America. As I type this she is currently experiencing a massive wave of harassment related to an article she wrote about Instagram scams about the war on Ukraine.
To put this current harassment cycle into context, I am publishing this rundown of the harassment Lorenz has faced, which is based on a series of conversations I’ve had with her over the past few months.