Republican Senator Says Facebook and Instagram Need to ‘Disappear’
Josh Hawley, who works on antitrust, says social media companies don't need to be broken up, they need to be eradicated altogether.
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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."
Justin Trudeau Announces Plans to Fine Social Media Companies for Fake News
The prime minister said that if social media platforms don't address disinformation there “will be meaningful financial consequences.”
TikTok Has Created a Whole New Class of Influencer
While the app's stars might have millions of fans, they're not making nearly as much money as their contemporaries on YouTube.
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
The Far Right Has Found a Web Host Savior
A web host called Epik has begun hosting the sites that other web hosts won't, which raises questions about how successful deplatforming hateful websites can actually be.
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.
A Sex Workers Union Is Organizing Against Instagram Discrimination
The Adult Performers Actors Guild is standing up for sex workers who are tired of being banned from Instagram with no explanation.
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
Canadian Far Right Extremism
This ‘Uncensored’ Right-Wing Facebook Clone Allows Racism But Not Nudity
According to an expert, the attempted recruiting of far-right social media users by one Canadian man shows that deplatforming has its downsides.
After Facebook and Web Host Bans, Far-Right Extremists Are Encrypting and Going IRL
Like ISIS, white nationalist extremist groups are feeling the pinch of internet shutdowns, but are organizing on encrypted channels and meeting up IRL.
The Instagrammers Making Money off Western’s Drunk Ass Party Culture
Western Savages and UWO Party Life are equal parts rowdy and problematic.