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Sam Dean

Sam Dean is a business reporter for the Los Angeles Times covering the technology industry in Southern California. He has previously worked as a feature writer for a number of publications including Newsweek, the Verge, 538 and Lucky Peach.
Zuckerberg hurries to counter report that Facebook hired a firm to smear its critics

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg scrambled Thursday to distance himself from a report that his company had suppressed internal research on Russian misinformation campaigns and hired a right-wing consulting firm that used propaganda tactics to deflect negative attention and discredit Facebook's critics.

USC has a new varsity team: The Trojans of esports

USC is launching an esports union to foster club teams and varsity squads that will compete in popular esports titles. The virtual Trojans are slated to face off against their UCLA rivals in League of Legends on Thursday.

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