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NYT Slammed for New Editorial Board Hire After Insanely Offensive Tweets Were Unearthed

After the New York Times announced their decision to hire tech writer Quinn Norton for their editorial board, Twitter responded with a fury of outrage — many pointing to her old controversial tweets.

“@quinnnorton has joined the @nytimes editorial board as lead opinion writer on the power, culture and consequences of technology,” tweeted the newspaper’s PR page.

A number of journalists and media figures dug up Norton’s old tweets where she used the slur “faggot” several times and even uncritically retweeted a post that included the n-word. Others pointed out the writer’s relationship with a notorious Nazi figure.

Below are just a few of the many tweets expressing outrage at the Times for the hiring decision:

The Times sent this statement to The Daily Beast after the old tweets started to surface:

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