Taylor Lorenz, a journalist from The New York Times, took to Twitter on Sunday to ask her followers to provide her information on online influencers who "deserve to be reported on."
Lorenz, who reports on culture and technology for the Times, rewrote the Tweet because she "forgot to limit the replies." The original tweet allowed anyone to respond.
Lorenz has received a great deal of criticism for her reporting in the past, having a track record of making false and misleading public statements about people she has reported on.
In one incident, she accused the tech entrepreneur Marc Andreesen of using the "r-slur," referring to the term "retard," in a chat on the social media app Clubhouse which she was spying on. Multiple people in the room, however, confirmed that Andreesen did no such thing.
While she thanked those who corrected her for the "clarification," she continued to insist that "many people in the room heard it" from Andreesen.
Only a week later, Lorenz accused Andreesen of bashing her in another Clubhouse chat room, an allegation which also turned out to be false.
Lorenz has often accused those who criticize her of harassment, and at one point shuttered her Twitter account to the public in order to avoid criticism.