Jesse Singal is a contributing writer at New York magazine. He is working on a book for Farrar, Straus and Giroux about shoddy viral ideas in behavioral science, and writes a newsletter on that and other subjects. He co-hosts the podcast Blocked and Reported with Katie Herzog.
I was one of the 153 signers and am a veteran of the Twitter wars. But even I was taken aback by the swift, virulent response.