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I Was in a Viral Fake News Meme About VICE

Which was funny, until a load of supposedly internet-literate people started believing it was real.
Niloufar Haidari
3 days ago
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Can Singapore’s New Law Against Fake News Affect Free Speech?

Activists say the law grants the government sweeping powers and could lead to censorship.
Shamani Joshi
5.10.19
democracy

People Are Calling for the Disbandment of Indonesia’s Radical Islamist Group

The online petition demanding the government to refuse the Islamic Defenders Front's permit renewal is gaining traction. But is it enough?
Adi Renaldi
5.10.19
Internet

The #CockroachChallenge Is the Internet’s Weirdest New Craze

Taking selfies with the creepy-crawly is the latest pest infecting the internet.
Shamani Joshi
5.9.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Singapore Just Banned Revenge Porn and Cyber Flashing

This is part of a major overhaul of the country’s penal code, which has also banned child sex dolls and criminalised marital rape.
Shamani Joshi
5.8.19
Culture

People Are Doing Some Crazy Shit to Avoid 'Avengers: Endgame' Spoilers

From paying to join private chat groups to literally beating someone up, fans are going to extreme measures to ensure they enjoy the movie.
Lex Celera
4.30.19
crime

The Wild, Terrifying Story of an Influencer's Plot to Steal a URL at Gunpoint

He's facing up to 20 years in prison for hiring someone to put a gun to a man's head and demand his domain name.
River Donaghey
4.23.19
Culture

Blind People Can Struggle to Understand Memes, So They Made Their Own

Screen-reading software allows visually impaired people to use the internet, but it hits a wall when it comes to memes.
Justin Caffier
4.12.19
Drugs

The World’s Biggest Online Drug Market Has Shut Down—What's Next?

Under mysterious circumstances, Dream Market is due to close at the end of April. Is the game up for the big online drug bazaars?
Mike Power
4.11.19
Hate Island

Understanding the Alt-Right's Growing Fascination with 'Eco-Fascism'

In his 74-page so-called manifesto, the Christchurch shooter described himself as an 'eco-fascist'. What is it?
Tom Bennett
4.11.19
Internet

Could We Blow Up the Internet?

Is it possible to take down the internet by physically attacking its infrastructure?
Tim Maughan
4.5.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Meet the YouTube Star Who's De-Radicalising Young, Right-Wing Men

"People don't care about facts as much as they think they do," says Natalie Wynn
Elle Reeve
3.18.19
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