You can email me at bart {at} Please do not put me on any kind of mailing list.

My Direct Messages are open on Twitter: @bartongellman.

For greater privacy, the best way to get in touch is by sending a message on Signal to 510-993-0820. (I stopped using a previous number in June 2021.) I do not use this number for telephone calls and I will not receive any voicemail you leave there.

Other ways to get in touch privately, including SecureDrop and PGP, are described on my Secure Contacts page.

To request an interview, book an appearance or invite me to participate in a public event, please write to Anna Bross at The Atlantic: anna {at}

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