New York Times Tech Reporter Will Be Allowed to Keep Toilet Bear Twitter Avatar

“No, that is unlikely; seems fine to us.”

1. On Thursday, New York Times Business Editor Dean Murphy and Technology Editor Suzanne Spector announced to the paper’s staff that Re/Code’s Mike Isaac would be joining the NYT as a tech reporter.

2. It had some people wondering if The Times would make Isaac change his Twitter picture — which is of the Charmin mascot — because of some conflict in the paper’s lengthy ethics policy:

Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy told BuzzFeed they would make Isaac do no such thing:

No, that is unlikely; seems fine to us.
And to me (I’m no expert), it’s not entirely obvious that this is actually the ‘Charmin’ bear.

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