Social Media

Asking for a friend

Why Do I Hate Watching People Make Out?

Your tolerance for PDA could be linked to your personality.
Misha Gajewski
3 days ago
Social Media

Our Obsession with Taking Photos May Alter How We Remember Things

Rather than remembering what we ate, we scroll back to look at all the images we took of the food. This can have serious consequences.
Giuliana Mazzoni
3 days ago
retractions

Researchers Retract Study Saying Fake News Is as Likely to Go Viral as the Truth

A paper that claimed the quality of information doesn't factor into how viral it becomes under conditions of "information overload" has been retracted.
Jordan Pearson
3 days ago
fake news

Boomers Share the Most Fake News on Facebook, Study Finds

A new study found that age was the main factor that determined whether someone would spread misinformation on Facebook.
Sarah Emerson
1.9.19
Drugs

How Good Are Social Media Apps for Buying Drugs?

Everyone is buying drugs via Snapchat, WhatsApp and Kik. But what are the benefits and pitfalls?
Mark Wilding
12.19.18
Twitter

China and Saudi Arabia are Suspected of Hacking Twitter

“While we cannot confirm intent or attribution for certain, it is possible that some of these IP addresses may have ties to state-sponsored actors.”
David Gilbert
12.18.18
Instagram

Instagram's New 'Close Friends' Feature Could Be the End of Thirst Traps

A VICE writers round table on: If we're only sharing Instagram stories with our mates, how are we going to get laid?
Hannah Ewens
Lauren O'Neill
Joel Golby
Daisy Jones
Emma Garland
12.11.18
News

In Singapore, Sharing 'Fake News' Can Get You Sued By the Prime Minister

The latest battle over free speech is about an article shared, without comment, by a columnist with a long history of criticizing the government.
Nisa Kreems
12.10.18
Life

I Got Surgery to Look Like My Selfie Filters

What happens when you want to look 'filtered' IRL, all the time?
Broadly Staff
12.7.18
Australia Today

You Can Make $120,000 by Reporting Porn to the Police in China

The government recently doubled the bounty for pornbusters who snitch on people publishing illicit content.
Gavin Butler
12.7.18
Memes

We Asked the Meme Illuminati If They Can Force a Meme to Happen

Why was the surgery on a grape meme so popular, but that one about beavers loving logs so short-lived?
Niloufar Haidari
12.5.18
Censorship

Tumblr’s Algorithm Thinks Vomiting Unicorns, Raw Chicken, and Boot Cleaners Are Porn

Users have been sharing their innocuous posts that have been deemed #TooSexyForTumblr.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.5.18
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