Erin Biba
Erin Biba
Freelance Science Journalist - National Geographic, BBC, Scientific American, NBC News, PopSci, Gizmodo, Earther, Dame, WIRED and others. Fact Checker. she/herSource
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What It’s Like When Elon Musk’s Twitter Mob Comes After You

What It’s Like When Elon Musk’s Twitter Mob Comes After You

Female journalists who cover Elon Musk have the same personal rule: Mention his name on Twitter at your peril. That’s because there is an army—mostly young, mostly white, almost entirely men—that marches behind him. These MuskBros, as we call them, make it their mission to descend on women who criticize Musk, and tear them to pieces. I know, because it has happened to me. More than once. Last week I took to Twitter, frustrated over Musk’s and his tweet at molecular biologist Upulie Divisekera, in which he called her nanoscience “bs.” I was concerned that doesn’t realize the broader impact...

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May 29, 2018
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