Twitter's Content Filters Flagged 'Union Buster' as 'Offensive Language'
It was a mistake, the company said, but highlights the imprecision of automated language filters.
Can Eating Too Much Tuna Give You Mercury Poisoning?
It's the go-to "healthy" meal for uni students and gym bros alike. But how much tuna is too much? And how real is the risk of mercury toxicity?
The Internet Doesn't Need Civility, It Needs Ethics
The civility debate sidesteps how false assumptions about harm online, coupled with the affordances of digital media, encourage toxicity
We Asked Britney Fans About the Most Toxic Thing They’ve Ever Done
"There was a poo on the middle of my floor, and I knew it was me but I blamed it on my mum.”
Game Companies Can Serve Communities or Customers, But Rarely Both
An ex-moderator explains how company policies and procedures protect the worst abusers at the expense of players and employees.
Examining PewDiePie, Toxicity, and Mob Rule in Gaming
This month's digest from Critical Distance focuses on online harassment and toxicity in gaming culture.
Newsflash: Hookah Smoking is Terrible for You
And the latest upgrade could make things even worse.
How Valve Tricked Players into Being Less Toxic
Cognitive dissonance combats biases and builds empathy.
Chatbot Turns Jerks in ‘Overwatch’ Into Charming Dorks
Resistance is futile. Your lame insults will be rewritten.
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This Lake Shouldn’t Be Blue (Excerpt from ‘Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash’)
In this excerpt, VICE News correspondent Neha Shastry visits Little Blue Run, the largest coal ash impoundment in the US, and speaks to a resident about the environmental effects of this big blue toxic lake.
Contaminated Drinking Water (Extra Scene from 'Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash')
In this extra scene, a couple living near a coal ash pond in Dukeville, North Carolina, speak about how finding out that their drinking water is contaminated shone a new light on the illnesses in their family and in the neighborhood over the years.