Craig Timberg

Craig Timberg is the Post’s National Technology Reporter. He grew up in suburban Maryland and went to Connecticut College, studying philosophy and history while writing for various college publications. After graduating in 1992, he worked for The Valley News and Concord Monitor, both in New Hampshire, before joining The Baltimore Sun in 1996 and the Post in 1998. He spent three years in Richmond covering Virginia politics and two years in D.C., covering the mayor and city council, before joining the Foreign Staff in 2004. After a stint as Johannesburg Bureau Chief, he became education editor in 2009 and deputy national security editor in 2011. His book on the AIDS epidemic, Tinderbox,came out in March 2012. He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife and three children.

Latest by Craig Timberg

Russian operatives used Facebook ads to exploit America’s racial and religious divisions

A sophisticated influence campaign tried to employ such things as Black Lives Matter and wariness of Muslims as wedges.

Obama tried to give Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook

The company’s investigation at first feared a Russian hack. It then uncovered a sweeping disinformation campaign brought by shadowy accounts.

Facebook to turn over thousands of Russian ads to Congress, reversing decision

The company had shown some of the ads to investigators but taken back copies.

Facebook’s openness on Russia questioned by congressional investigators

Lawmakers are seeking the company’s internal report on election meddling.