The Markup

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The Markup is a nonpartisan, nonprofit newsroom. It is engaged in writing investigative reports on the harms brought by emerging technologists.

TypePrivate
Founded2018
HQNew York, NY, US
Websitethemarkup.org

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Employees (est.) (Nov 2018)3
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The Markup Office Locations

The Markup has an office in New York
New York, NY, US (HQ)
45 W 36th St 6th Floor
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The Markup Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2018

The Markup total Funding

$20 m

The Markup latest funding size

$20 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

The Markup investors

The Markup's latest funding round in September 2018 was reported to be $20 m. In total, The Markup has raised $20 m
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The Markup Online and Social Media Presence

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The Markup News and Updates

The Markup Launches with an Investigation Revealing the Inner Workings of a Secret Algorithm You'd Never Expect

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Walk onto a car lot, and you just know the salesman is sizing you up to figure out how much you can pay: your shoes, your haircut, your posture. A new investigation by The Markup and Consumer Reports revealed that at least one auto insurance company...

New tech news site The Markup says ousted editor Angwin to return

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Julia Angwin, who was ousted in April as editor-in-chief of The Markup, a technology-focused start-up she co-founded, has been rehired, the nonprofit news organization said on Tuesday.

Ousted founder Julia Angwin returns to The Markup

The yet-to-launch tech journalism site The Markup has had a bumpy 2019 — co-founder and editor-in-chief Julia Angwin was fired, prompting the departure of the majority of the editorial staff. Soon after, the The Markup’s other founders (whose disputes with Angwin apparently led to her ouster) left t…

The Markup faces staff exodus and funder scrutiny following ouster of Julia Angwin

The Markup appears to be facing a staff revolt — and its financial backers may be reconsidering their support — following the firing of editor-in-chief Julia Angwin. When the site was announced last fall, it was backed by $20 million from Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, with additional funding fro…

The Markup Blogs

College Prep Software Naviance Is Selling Advertising Access to Millions of Students

The software, often required by schools, enables colleges and universities to choose from an array of demographics, including race, to target prospective students.

This Private Equity Firm Is Amassing Companies That Collect Data on America’s Children

Vista Equity Partners has been buying up software used in schools. Parents want to know what the companies do with kids’ data

One Year After the Capitol Riot, Americans Still See Two Very Different Facebooks

Data from The Markup’s Citizen Browser shows the platform’s partisan divide continues

Why It’s So Hard to Regulate Algorithms

Governments increasingly use algorithms to do everything from assign benefits to dole out punishment—but attempts to regulate them have been unsuccessful

Public Agencies Are Buying Up AI-Driven Hiring Tools and “Bossware”

The Markup, through public records requests, found more than 20 public agencies using the sometimes-controversial software

Amazon Is Rolling Back COVID Protocols in Its Warehouses. Workers Say It’s Premature

Two Oregon warehouses have been in an active outbreak for nearly 19 months. Elsewhere in the country, warehouse workers report continual cases
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The Markup Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was The Markup founded?

    The Markup was founded in 2018.

  • How many employees does The Markup have?

    The Markup has 3 employees.

  • Who are The Markup competitors?

    Competitors of The Markup include Law.com, Google Keyword and WorldVentures.

  • Where is The Markup headquarters?

    The Markup headquarters is located at 45 W 36th St 6th Floor, New York.

  • Where are The Markup offices?

    The Markup has an office in New York.

  • How many offices does The Markup have?

    The Markup has 1 office.