Leon Yin

Investigative Data Journalist

Leon Yin translates story ideas into testable hypotheses—the cornerstone of our journalism. He builds datasets, runs experiments, and reverse-engineers tools to measure the impacts of technology on society.

His work centers on the effects of commercial content moderation and market dominance.

Before joining The Markup, he was a research scientist at NYU’s Social Media and Political Participation lab, a research affiliate at the Data & Society Research Institute, and a software engineer at NASA.

He contributes to several open source Python projects, including the YouTube Data API, urlExpander, and Disinfo Doppler.

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