On Tuesday afternoon, the New York Times editorial board announced that it had hired journalist and essayist Quinn Norton as its lead opinion writer on the "power, culture and consequences of technology."
In the hours that followed, Norton indeed confronted some powerful consequences of technology.
Across Twitter, people began pointing out a slew of Norton's tweets from years ago in which she used gay and racial slurs. Critics also lambasted Norton for referring to Andrew Auernheimer, who helps run the neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, as her friend.
By evening, the New York Times announced that it was parting ways with Norton.