David Auerbach is an American writer with a background in software engineering. [1] [2] He has written a variety of subjects, including social issues and popular culture, the environment, computer games and literature.


A graduate of Yale University , Auerbach is the technology columnist for Slate magazine, [3] [4] [5] [6] an editorial blogger at Reuters [7] and a contributor to The American Reader . [8]

In 2010, Pantheon Books is a fellow at the think tank of New America , [9] where he is writing a book on the “impact of algorithmic and computational methods on public policy and social life” .

In an article for Slate , Auerbach expressed criticism of facilitated communication , referring to it as a pseudoscience . [10] [11] [12]

Slate was a finalist in the 2014 MPA – Association of Magazine Media award, Columns and Commentary category, for 3 columns by Auerbach. [3]


  1. Jump up^ O’Callaghan, Jonathan (June 19, 2015). “Will YOUR child witness the end of humanity? Mankind will be extinct in 100 years because of climate change, expert warns” . Daily Mail . Retrieved April 17, 2016 . Engineer and science writer David Auerbach has reiterated the doom-laden warning
  2. Jump up^ Staff (February 12, 2014). ” ” Robot Odyssey, the most difficult computer game of all time. ” [” Robot Odyssey, “the most difficult computer game of all time]. Atlantico (in French). Archived from the original on 2016-04-14. This is the opinion of the American David Auerbach, writer and software engineer.
  3. ^ Jump up to:b “Slate” . Magazine.org . Archived from the original on 2016-04-14 . Retrieved 2016-04-10 . Three columns by David Auerbach: Err Engine Down, October 8; Quixotic Queries Question Quality! October 12; Debugging the Healthcare.gov Hearings, October 25
  4. Jump up^ Buni, Catherine; Chemaly, Soraya (April 13, 2016). “The Secret Rules of the Internet,” The Murky History of Moderation, “and how it’s shaping the future of free speech.” . The Verge . Archivedfrom the original on 2016-04-13. By then, as Slate tech columnist David Auerbach wrote, Reddit was widely seen as “a cesspool of hate in dire need of repair.”
  5. Jump up^ Piraina, Alexis (February 9, 2016). “Twitter has a problem of abuse, but it works there” [Twitter is a problem of abuse, but it works there]. Numerama (in French). Archived from the originalon 2016-09-09. For David Auerbach, journalist at Slate, this intolerance is favored by the brevity and immediacy of the content published on the microblogging network.
  6. Jump up^ Couillard, Kathleen (January 13, 2016). “Pregnancy, Antidepressants and Autism Risk Assessment – Page 3 of 3 – Planet F]. Planet F (in French). Archived from the original on 2016-09-09. Another Misguided Panic About Autism (David Auerbach, Slate). The author of the article makes a very critical analysis of the study, even going so far as to question the credibility of Anick Bérard.
  7. Jump up^ Auerbach, David. “A child born today can live to see humanity’s end, unless …” . Reuters Blogs . Archived from the original on 2016-04-14 . Retrieved 2015-11-04 .
  8. Jump up^ Auerbach, David. “Review: Thomas Pynchon’s” Bleeding Edge “” . The American Reader . Archived from the original on 2016-09-09 . Retrieved 2016-04-24 .
  9. Jump up^ “David B. Auerbach – New America” . New America . Archived from the original on 2016-09-09 . Retrieved 2015-11-04 .
  10. Jump up^ Auerbach, David (12 November 2015). “Facilitated communication pseudoscience harms people with disabilities” . Slate.com . Archived from the original on 2015-11-12 . Retrieved 16 April 2016 .
  11. Jump up^ Singal, Jesse (16 Nov 2015). “A Sad, Enraging Story About the Pseudoscience of Facilitated Communication” . New York (magazine) . Archived from the original on 2016-09-09. Facilitated communication, the subject of a long, must-read article by David Auerbach
  12. Jump up^ Elliott, James (20 Jul 2016). “The Battle Over a Controversial Method for Autism Communication” . The Atlantic . Archivedfrom the original on 2016-09-09 . Retrieved 23 August 2016 . SWIFT, which includes recommended materials that some, including the Slate Columnist David Auerbach, allege are almost indistinguishable from FC

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