Cat Zakrzewski

Washington, D.C.

Technology policy reporter

Education: Northwestern University, BS in Journalism

Cat Zakrzewski is a technology policy reporter, tracking Washington's efforts to regulate Silicon Valley companies. She tracks antitrust, privacy and social media policy, as well as efforts to bring more Americans online. She previously served as the first anchor of The Technology 202 newsletter, The Post's daily guide to the collision course between the tech industry and regulators. In that role, she covered the central role tech issues played in the pandemic, elections and the national reckoning on race. She joined The Post in 2018, after working as a reporter for Wall Street Journal Pro V
Latest from Cat Zakrzewski

Schumer to host AI forum with CEOs including Musk and Zuckerberg

Sen. Charles Schumer has said the AI Insight Forums will convene tech experts with different perspectives, “doing years of work in a matter of months.”

August 28, 2023

ChatGPT breaks its own rules on political messages

ChatGPT can be used to generate tailored political messages, a capability that could be abused spread tailored disinformation in the 2024 election.

August 28, 2023

Donald Trump marks return to X, formerly Twitter, with mug shot tweet

With 1 million ‘likes,’ the tweet still is not Trump’s most popular. That record is held by the tweet that announced his positive covid diagnosis.

August 25, 2023

A nonprofit fights GOP allegations that it supported a ‘censorship regime’

A letter submitted to Jim Jordan’s committee, viewed exclusively by The Post, argues that the nonprofit has worked with government officials from both parties.

August 17, 2023

Biden administration urges Supreme Court to block Texas social media law

Prelogar’s response clears the way for the Supreme Court to take up the state social media law cases in the next term.

August 14, 2023

Changing Facebook’s algorithm won’t fix polarization, new study finds

As part of the project, researchers altered the feeds of thousands of people using Facebook and Instagram to see if that would change political beliefs.

July 27, 2023

AI companies form new safety body, while Congress plays catch-up

The industry-led initiative is the latest sign of companies racing ahead of government efforts to craft rules for the development and deployment of AI

July 26, 2023

Top tech firms sign White House pledge to identify AI-generated images

Google and the maker of ChatGPT are among the seven companies that signed onto the voluntary safety commitments.

July 21, 2023

5th Circuit pauses order restricting Biden administration’s tech contacts

The order — which puts sweeping restrictions on the Biden administration's communications with tech companies — is on pause pending oral arguments.

July 14, 2023

FTC appeals court’s decision allowing Microsoft to buy Activision

A federal judge ruled that Microsoft can continue with its acquisition of video game maker Activision, but federal antitrust regulators are appealing the decision.

July 13, 2023