NYT Hires, Fires Opinion Writer on Same Day After Homophobic, N-Word Tweets Resurface

Around seven hours after she was hired as a member of the New York Times editorial board, tech writer Quinn Norton was fired after a Twitter history was resurfaced that included homophobic and racist slurs she said were taken out of context.

Quinn, whose work has appeared in Wired News, The Guardian, and Maximum PC among other publications, was announced Tuesday as the board’s “lead opinion writer on the power, culture and consequences of technology.” It was shortly after that a social...

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