Social Media

Art

We Spoke to Joan Cornellá, the Artist Who Really Should Have Been Cancelled By Now

You will have almost definitely seen his work on Instagram, whether it's an influencer being shot point blank in the face or a mother jump-shotting her newborn baby.
Christopher Hooton
a day ago
LGBTQ

Snapchat's Gender-Swapping Photo Filters Can Result in Real Transphobia

"There’s a fine line between encouraging people to take gender less seriously and not considering trans realities."
Serena Sonoma
5 days ago
Social Media

Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp Banned Again in Sri Lanka After Violence Against Muslims

It’s part of a worrisome trend of governments blocking citizens' internet access
Tim Marcin
5.13.19
Dating

Introducing 'Wholesome Trapping', the Thirst Trap's Cutesy Cousin

If the thirst trap is about showing a little skin to remind the object of your horniness that you exist, the wholesome trap is about showing what a lovely down-to-earth person you are – in a hot way.
Helen Meriel Thomas
5.13.19
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
5.13.19
domestic terrorism

8chan Is a Mysterious Place to U.S. Anti-Terrorism Officials

U.S. intel officials from the FBI, DOJ and DHS seemed fairly unfamiliar with the platform during a Congressional hearing Wednesday.
Tess Owen
5.9.19
mental health

How Do You Help an Online Friend Who Seems Depressed?

When you barely know someone, it's hard to tell what’s a mental health crisis and what’s just run-of-the-mill venting.
Emily Cassel
5.6.19
LGBTQ

For Gay Men in Indonesia, There's No Place Safer Than Twitter

It's the only place where we can feel like we belong to a community—but without the pressure of revealing everything about ourselves.
Amahl S. Azwar
5.2.19
Facebook

Researchers Say Facebook’s Dead Users Could Outnumber the Living Within 50 Years

This study suggests we start thinking seriously about how we handle digital remains.
Samantha Cole
4.30.19
Canadian Far Right Extremism

This ‘Uncensored’ Right-Wing Facebook Clone Allows Racism but Not Nudity

It's the brainchild of a Canadian man who wants to provide a safe space for racists who've been kicked off Facebook.
Mack Lamoureux
4.27.19
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
4.11.19
Unpopular Opinions

People Tell Us the Opinions They'd Never Share with Their Friends

It’s trendy to be a contrarian on social media. Here are some thoughts nobody is brave enough to tweet.
Mica Lemiski
4.4.19
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