Emily Baker-White

Forbes Staff|Innovation

I'm a technology reporter and senior writer at Forbes based in San Francisco. Have a tip? Email me at [email protected] or [email protected].

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105,839 viewsDec 1, 2023

Who Is @BasedBeffJezos, The Leader Of The Tech Elite’s ‘E/Acc’ Movement?

A former Google engineer and the founder of stealth AI startup Extropic, is behind the Twitter account leading the “effective accelerationism” movement sweeping Silicon Valley.

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16,289 viewsNov 20, 2023

OpenAI’s New CEO Likes Tweeting About Sex And Using AI To Write Pickup Lines

Incoming exec Emmett Shear has regularly tweeted about sexual dynamics between men and women and the controversial pick-up artistry manual The Game.

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8,314 viewsNov 16, 2023

TikTok Videos Praising 9/11 Have Exploded, But The Company Denies They’re Trending

The videos, which praise a terrorist manifesto written by Osama Bin Laden justifying the 9/11 attacks on the U.S., amassed millions of views in just 12 hours.

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6,327 viewsNov 11, 2023

U.K. Creators Plan Blackout Over TikTok’s History With Creator Convicted Of Rape

A group of creators in the U.K. are turning off the "gifting" features on their TikTok accounts next week and plan to abstain from TikTok "battles" in an effort to pre...

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41,670 viewsNov 1, 2023

A Platform Storing TikTok Corporate Secrets Was Inspected By The Chinese Government

A ByteDance app called Feishu that holds nearly all of TikTok’s internal communications was subject to a “wide-ranging inspection” before the CCP’s 20th National Congress last fall, documents show.

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7,596 viewsOct 17, 2023

On TikTok, White Supremacist ‘Active Club’ Recruitment Videos May Have Reached Millions

The videos juxtapose traditional fitness and martial arts imagery with white supremacist flags, symbols, and messages. TikTok is now rushing to remove them.

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38,787 viewsSep 21, 2023

TikTok Has A Matchmaking Service For Employees To Set Up Their Colleagues

A tool within Lark, the software TikTok employees use for work chats, document hosting, calendars, and video conferencing, offers personal ads for employees alongside company updates.

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46,955 viewsAug 24, 2023

As TikTok Ban Looms, ByteDance Battles Oracle For Control Of Its Algorithm

Under a draft agreement between ByteDance and CFIUS, Oracle would be TikTok’s partner — and a government proctor. But stuck in limbo, the companies’ relationship has soured.

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69,880 viewsAug 21, 2023

A Draft Of TikTok’s Plan To Avoid A Ban Gives The U.S. Government Unprecedented Oversight Power

For the past four years the Biden administration and TikTok have been negotiating a deal to resolve national security concerns posed by the Chinese-owned app. Here’s a look inside a draft of the deal.

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53,047 viewsJul 27, 2023

TikTok Has Pushed Chinese Propaganda Ads To Millions Across Europe

According to TikTok's newly public advertising library, ads from China’s largest state media outlets touting everything from China Covid lockdowns to tourism in the troubled Xinjiang region have been broadcast to millions of the platform's European users.