A woman who worked at data journalist Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight news site blasted him as a “terrible boss” on Tuesday as Disney-owned ABC is reportedly looking into shuttering the data-driven news site.
Farai Chideya, who worked as a reporter for FiveThirtyEight during the 2016 election, posted a lengthy tweet thread that went viral on Tuesday. She slammed Silver as a “white male nerd” who ran a “money-losing, failure-of-trendspotting site.”
“I had some wonderful friends and allies at @FiveThirtyEight,” Chideya tweeted on Tuesday. “But Nate Silver was a terrible boss, especially to women and people of color.”
“Someone should do a bit of data journalism on how long women lasted on average there,” she tweeted. “And that made the journalism worse.”