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People Are Now Giving Bubble Tea as a Holy Offering in Thai Buddhist Temples

Boba tea truly is divine.
Shamani Joshi
8 hours ago
Hong Kong

How China Used Facebook and Twitter to Bombard Hong Kong With Propaganda

The platforms suspended hundreds of accounts they say were used in a state-run campaign to discredit pro-democracy protests.
Tim Hume

Amazon’s Creepy Twitter PR Army is Growing

Amazon now has dozens of apparent employees tweeting about how much they love the company. But even former employees are suspicious of the accounts.
Edward Ongweso Jr
Joseph Cox
the internet

'Feral Hogs' Was Made for Weird Twitter

An unwitting tweet about "30-50 feral hogs" felt destined to go viral. But why?
Lauren O'Neill
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Bollywood Is Rushing to Register Kashmir-Related Film Titles

Just days after Kashmir had its special status revoked, film producers are looking to cash in on the issue.
Meera Navlakha
In Moderation

Facebook and YouTube Are Failing to Detect Terrorist Content in Arabic

"Jihadists are aware that Arabic, in addition to considering it a sacred language, provides a linguistic firewall which their adversaries find difficult to penetrate."
Moustafa Ayad

The Worst Tweets About Boris Becoming Prime Minister

The biggest takeaway of this whole nightmare: people on Twitter are incredibly annoying.
James Greig
food news

The US Government Is Using Pineapple Pizza to Explain Russian Political Interference

We asked an online disinformation expert why the controversial dish is an apt metaphor for how trolls are messing with our country.
Jelisa Castrodale

Facebook and Twitter Suck, So Here's How to Make Your Own Social Media Network

Artist and programmer Darius Kazemi has created a guide to running small social network sites.
Nicole Carpenter
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Pakistani Politician Mistakes Video Game Plane for Reality, Praises Pilot for ‘Narrow Escape’

Khurram Nawaz Gandapur tweeted out a video of a plane avoiding collision only to be told that it was computer graphics from the GTA V video game.
Shamani Joshi

Cities With More Hateful Tweets Have More Hate Crimes, Study Finds

High levels of race-based discrimination online correlates with offline violence in cities across America, new study finds.
Madeleine Gregory

No One Is Good Enough to Work for Beyoncé

A viral Twitter thread reminds us that not one mortal walking this Earth is qualified to collect a check from Queen Bey.
Alex Zaragoza