When Vegan Influencers Quit Being Vegan, the Backlash Can Be Brutal

Popular YouTubers like Rawvana and Bonny Rebecca gave up veganism to save their health. But the fallout from their fans has been immense.
Cassidy Dawn Graves
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Is Online Piracy an Art Form?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, also the defining aesthetic of our times, probably.
Issac Kariuki
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YouTube Commenters Shift From 'Intellectual Dark Web' Fans to the Far-Right, Study Shows

New research looked at commenters’ migration from “contrarian” personalities like Jordan Peterson to “alt-right” extremist channels.
Mack Lamoureux
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Songs in India’s ‘Patriotism Pop’ Genre Are Urging Hindus to Claim Kashmir

Songs about marrying Kashmiri women and buying land there are gathering millions of hits on YouTube and TikTok.
Shamani Joshi
Hong Kong

YouTube Just Kicked Hundreds of Chinese Propaganda Channels Offline

But Hong Kongers warn that there are still plenty of YouTube channels that push Beijing's anti-protest narrative and spread misinformation.
Tim Hume

Your Beauty Habit Is Destroying the Environment

These makeup artists and influencers want the cosmetics industry to start changing before we're buried in tonnes of plastic.
Shayma Bakht
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Japanese Boys’ Top Career Choice Is Professional YouTuber, New Survey Finds

YouTube creator did not make it to the list of top choices for young Japanese girls.
Meera Navlakha
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Cigarette Reviewers on YouTube Smoke So You Don't Have To

“I’m committed, not addicted."
Jeremy Glass

A Guide to VSCO Girls – The Tumblr Girls Of 2019

‘Basic’ has been rebranded thanks to a new internet phenomena – the VSCO girl. Who is she?
Roisin Lanigan
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We Asked Indian Instagram Influencers About the Future of the Industry

With Instagram ‘hiding’ its likes, reports of falling engagement rates, and investigations revealing that Indian influencers have millions of fake followers, VICE asks: is the age of the influencers dramatically dying or simply evolving?
Shamani Joshi
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Indian Youtubers Are Being Criticized for Taking Up This Beauty Challenge

What started off as a worldwide trend has come to reveal some ugly truths about economic disparity in the country.
Meera Navlakha

A Six-Year-Old Korean YouTuber Just Bought a Home Worth $8 Million

Her multimillion-dollar purchase comes after critics accused the star’s parents of child abuse and profiting off her wild success.
Meera Navlakha