Cat Zakrzewski

Washington, D.C.

Technology policy reporter

Education: Northwestern University, BS in Journalism

Cat Zakrzewski is a technology policy reporter, tracking Washington's efforts to regulate Silicon Valley companies. She tracks antitrust, privacy and social media policy, as well as efforts to bring more Americans online. She previously served as the first anchor of The Technology 202 newsletter, The Post's daily guide to the collision course between the tech industry and regulators. In that role, she covered the central role tech issues played in the pandemic, elections and the national reckoning on race. She joined The Post in 2018, after working as a reporter for Wall Street Journal Pro V
Latest from Cat Zakrzewski

FTC will appeal court’s decision allowing Microsoft to buy Activision

A federal judge ruled that Microsoft can continue with its acquisition of video game maker Activision, but federal antitrust regulators are appealing the decision.

July 12, 2023

Judge rejects FTC’s attempt to block Microsoft’s $69 billion Activision deal

A federal judge ruled on the government's case to block Microsoft's acquisition of Activision, a closely watched suit widely seen as a bellwether of the Biden administration’s ambition to rein in Big Tech.

July 11, 2023

Group forms to pressure 2024 candidates to turn down Big Tech money

The organizers hope to persuade candidates not to take money from Big Tech companies for their 2024 campaigns.

July 11, 2023

Justice Dept. asks 5th Circuit to delay judge’s social media order

In its request the Justice Department called the ruling overbroad and vague.

July 10, 2023

Social media injunction unravels plans to protect 2024 elections

The companies and the government spent years expanding efforts to combat election interference after the 2016 vote; the ruling undoes much of that.

July 8, 2023

State Dept. cancels Facebook meetings after judge’s ‘censorship’ ruling

A Louisiana federal court’s order limiting the Biden administration’s communications with tech firms already is disrupting efforts to fight misinformation.

July 5, 2023

Judge blocks U.S. officials from tech contacts in First Amendment case

The Trump-appointed judge’s move could upend years of efforts to enhance coordination between the government and social media companies.

July 4, 2023

Europe takes its fight against Big Tech to CEOs’ turf: San Francisco

European Commissioner Thierry Breton will run an assessment of Elon Musk’s Twitter and meet with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman about AI.

June 22, 2023

Amazon ‘tricked’ customers into paying for Prime, new FTC suit alleges

The FTC is suing Amazon over auto enrollment in Prime.

June 21, 2023

Congress is racing to regulate AI. Silicon Valley is eager to teach them how.

Lawmakers are flocking to private meetings, dinners and briefings with AI experts — including the CEOs of the companies they’re trying to regulate.

June 17, 2023