NYT David Brooks's Project Funded By Facebook And Bezos's Dad - 2021-03-03

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F0.png NYT David Brooks's Project Funded By Facebook And Bezos's Dad March 3, 2021, Craig Silverman, BuzzFeed News

New York Times columnist David Brooks is drawing a second salary for his work on an Aspen Institute project funded by Facebook and other large donors — a fact he has not disclosed in his columns.

A Times spokesperson refused to tell BuzzFeed News whether the paper was aware Brooks was taking a salary for his work on Weave, a project he founded and leads for the Aspen Institute, a prominent think tank based in Washington, DC. The spokesperson also wouldn't say if the Times knew that Weave took money from Facebook.

In Dec. 2018, Facebook earmarked a $250,000 gift to the Aspen Institute for the project. Three months later, Brooks introduced Times readers to his concept of "Weavers," which he described as people who fight social isolation by "building community and weaving the social fabric" across the US.

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{{cite news | first = Craig | last = Silverman | author2 = Ryan Mac | title = NYT David Brooks's Project Funded By Facebook And Bezos's Dad | url = https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/david-brooks-nyt-weave-facebook-bezos | work = BuzzFeed News | date = March 3, 2021 | accessdate = March 7, 2021 }}