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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Sep 06 2018

Facebook removes Burmese translation feature after Reuters report

LONDON Facebook has removed a feature that allowed users to translate Burmese posts and comments after a Reuters report showed the tool was producing bizarre results.

Aug 15 2018

Special Report: Why Facebook is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar In April, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told U.S. senators that the social media site was hiring dozens more Burmese speakers to review hate speech posted in Myanmar. The situation was dire.

Apr 19 2018

Wall Street regulator sanctions Tezos cryptocurrency project co-founder

NEW YORK A Wall Street regulator has suspended the co-founder of the controversial Tezos cryptocurrency project from associating with broker-dealers for two years, part of a settlement to resolve allegations that he made false statements about his side venture while working at Morgan Stanley .

Apr 17 2018

U.S. ban on sales to China's ZTE opens fresh front as tensions escalate

LONDON/NEW YORK/HONG KONG The United States has banned American firms from selling parts and software to China's ZTE Corp for seven years, potentially devastating for the telecoms equipment maker and exacerbating tensions between the world's two largest economies. | Video

Jan 26 2018

Exclusive: Former Tezos board member says founders have caused a 'catastrophe'

ZUG, Switzerland/NEW YORK The co-founders of a cryptocurrency project called Tezos have caused a "catastrophe" by making unfounded accusations against the president of a Swiss foundation that controls the money raised, a former board member told Reuters.

Dec 24 2017

The blockchain that wouldn't die

NEW YORK Ethereum classic was the result of things going wrong.

Dec 24 2017

The blockchain that wouldn't die

NEW YORK Ethereum classic was the result of things going wrong.

Dec 24 2017

Special Report: Ex-banker cheerleads his way to cryptocurrency riches

HONG KONG/NEW YORK/LONDON Seventeen months ago, a former Wall Street investment banker who specialized in distressed assets took to Twitter to announce he had bought a cryptocurrency for 50 cents per coin. "At $0.50, risk/return felt right," tweeted Barry Silbert, founder and chief executive of a private New York-based company called Digital Currency Group, or DCG.

Dec 23 2017

The blockchain that wouldn't die

NEW YORK Ethereum classic was the result of things going wrong.

Dec 12 2017

Tezos director resigns, sowing more uncertainty at crypto startup

LONDON/ZURICH One of the three board members of the Swiss foundation that conducted the online fundraiser for the embattled Tezos cryptocurrency tech project has resigned, Reuters has learned.


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