Adrian Cheng Biography
Adrian Chen is an American blogger, and staff writer at The New Yorker. Chen joined Gawker in November 2009 as a night shift editor, graduating from an internship position at Slate, and has written extensively on Internet culture, especially virtual communities such as 4chan and Reddit.
Adrian Chen (born November 23, 1984) is an American journalist, and staff writer at The New Yorker. Chen joined Gawker in November 2009 as a night shift editor, graduating from an internship position at Slate, and has written extensively on internet culture, especially virtual communities such as 4chan and Reddit.
Chen is the creator of The Pamphlette, a “humor publication” for Reed College students on a piece of letter-size paper. He has written for the New York Times, New York Magazine, Wired, and other publications. In October 2012, Chen exposed the real name and details of Violentacrez (a moderator of several Reddit Jailbait communities), a Texas internet developer, who was subsequently fired from his job.
This led to all links to Gawker being temporarily banned from Reddit. In September 2012, Chen acquiesced to demands from Anonymous and posted images of himself dressed in a tutu with a shoe perched on his head. The images had been demanded in exchange for interviews regarding an alleged leak of Apple iPhone and iPad user data from an FBI laptop. In 2016, he became a staff writer for The New Yorker.
Adrian Chen Age
The information on his date of birth is under review.
Adrian Chen Personal background
He was born to Harry Chen who has been named executive director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and public health officer at the University of Vermont, and Anne Lezak who recently returned from Uganda, where she was a Peace Corps Response volunteer, providing strategic planning, communications and grant-writing expertise to Mobile Hospice Mbarara, a site of a pioneer palliative care provider in Africa.
She is now consulting part-time with the organization, returning to Uganda for short visits. She was Director, Education and Transition Programs for Mercy Connections in Burlington until June 2017. She is now back with Mercy Connections, working on strategic planning, grant-writing, and program development.
His father Harry is ethnic Chinese and religiously Christian and his mother Anne is Jewish. He has two sisters Alyssa and Laurel. His father Dr. Harry L. Chen, M.D. is an emergency medicine physician and former Vermont Health Commissioner. His maternal grandfather was Sidney I. Lezak, former U.S. Attorney for Oregon for more than 20 years.
Adrian Cheng Net Worth
The Cheng family’s net worth was estimated at $22.5 billion in November last year, making it the third wealthiest clan in Hong Kong and eighth in Asia, as estimated by Forbes. Eldest son Henry Cheng was elevated to posts of chairman and executive director of both New World and Chow Tai Fook in 2012.
Adrian Chen Reddit
In October 2012, Chen uncovered the background of Michael Brutsch, a moderator who oversaw several controversial forums such as r/creepshots and r/jailbait under the username ‘Violentacrez’. He arranged a phone interview with Brutsch during which Brutsch mentioned he had a disabled wife and pleaded for him to keep his identity secret.
Though Chen claimed this “did shake [him] a bit”, he published an article revealing his name, location, and workplace on Gawker. The next day, Brutsch was fired from his job. This release of personally identifiable information prompted several subreddits to ban all Gawker link submissions from their site. When Chen’s article was published it became banned site-wide, which Reddit general manager Erik Martin said was a mistake.
“The sitewide ban of the recent Adrien Chen (sic) article was a mistake on our part and was fixed this morning. Mods are still free to do what they want in their subreddits”. Chen claims that apart from Reddit, response to his story had been “overwhelmingly positive”, telling The Guardian, “I thought there would be more of a backlash about the story, but people really are willing to accept that anonymity is not a given on the internet and if people use pseudonyms to publish sexualized images of women without their consent, and of underage girls, then there’s not really a legitimate claim to privacy”.
For his article revealing Brutsch, Chen received a Mirror Award for Best Profile in the category of Traditional/Legacy or Digital Media. The public outpouring of hostility towards Brutsch following the exposé prompted commentators such as Danah Boyd at Wired and Michelle Star of CNET to question the morality of outing as a way to enforce societal standards online.
Several commentators have expressed concern that the public shaming of Brutsch may serve as an example to others, legitimizing online vigilantism and exposing individuals such as Brutsch to mass retribution. Mez Breeze has suggested in The Next Web that, in outing Brutsch, Chen engaged in a type of trolling, making Brutsch “the victim of unwanted bullying and substantial negative attention” as a result of the exposé.
Adrian Chen PropOrNot
PropOrNot is a group that seeks to expose what it calls Russian propaganda and published a list of websites they called “bona-fide ‘useful idiots’” of the Russian government based on methodology they called “a combination of manual and automated analysis, including analysis of content, timing, technical indicators, and other reporting”. Chen was critical of The Washington Post’s decision to put the story on its front page.
He wrote in an article titled “The Propaganda About Russian Propaganda”: “The story topped the Post’s most-read list, and was shared widely by prominent journalists and politicians on Twitter. But a close look at the report showed that it was a mess.” Looking more carefully into their methodology, Chen argued that PropOrNot’s criteria for establishing propaganda were so broad that they could have included “not only Russian state-controlled media organizations, such as Russia Today, but nearly every news outlet in the world, including the Post itself” on their list.
Adrian Chen New Yorker
It’s simple to get sucked into the internet— to spend all your waking hours on it and then finish the day with a tweet about its harmful impacts on individuals. Adrian Chen suggested in an exceptional article about Megan Phelps-Roper, a girl raised in the extreme Westboro Baptist Church, that perhaps our accepted way of looking at the Internet was not for everyone.
“On Twitter, Phelps-Roper discovered it easier to take a more gentle tone,” he wrote, describing how she ultimately discovered the bravery to break with her church through friends she encountered on the Internet. Chen, who became a New Yorker employee writer in 2016, often writes about technology, but individuals are his true topic.
If we think of tech as machines dictating our behavior, the real story is lacking: the fundamentally human way we live with new techniques, how we adapt and fight, and how they relate to what we already know. In one prescient piece, Chen explains how the novel notion of “false news” has its origins in radio, a technology that we now consider as comfortable.
Many readers first met Chen’s job when he released an early look at the job of what came to be known as Russian bots and trolls in the Times — in 2015, he traveled to Russia and visited the Internet Research Agency, some of whose staff were prosecuted last month by special counsel Robert Mueller. Chen has recently returned to the topic.
He outlined what it felt like being at the middle of a classic Internet storm in a paper published a few weeks earlier, playing the role of expert and soothsayer. “If my enormous impact was demonstrated by the metrics, why did I feel so powerless? This issue shows the issue of treating data spread as mainly a game of numbers. “Technology: these are individuals.