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Mark Ruffalo to Boris Johnson: Keep the Hulk's Name Out of Your Mouth

After the Prime Minister compared his Brexit strategy to the Hulk, Ruffalo dunked on him on Twitter.
Drew Schwartz
a day ago
milo yiannopoulous

Milo Yiannopoulos Says He's Broke

“I can’t put food on the table this way.”
David Uberti
9.9.19
AOC

AOC Just Pissed Off a Bunch of First Amendment Scholars

The New York Democrat is having none of it.
David Uberti
8.30.19
White Nationalism

Trump Retweeted a Video With a Logo Linked to White Nationalism and Fascistic Vigilantes

The logo is a picture of a lion painted in red, white, and blue.
Tess Owen
8.29.19
body

Please, Let's Just Say 'Vagina'

Some social media policies make it harder to use straightforward anatomical terms, which directly contributes to the taboo of talking about our bodies.
Whitney Kimball
8.28.19
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
8.20.19
tech-power

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
8.16.19
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
8.9.19
politics

The Worst Tweets About Boris Johnson Becoming Prime Minister

The biggest takeaway of this whole nightmare: people on Twitter are incredibly annoying.
James Greig
7.26.19
NYPD

Internal Documents Show Why the NYPD Tries to Be 'Funny' Online

Documents obtained by Motherboard show that NYPD social media officers are explicitly instructed to “be funny” in order to “build trust” on official social media channels.
Caroline Haskins
7.22.19
News

Free Speech 'Activist' Lindsay Shepherd Was Banned From Twitter

Oh no, one less person screaming on the internet. How will we manage?
Manisha Krishnan
7.16.19
politics

Trump Invites Fringe Social Media Company Popular With Nazis to the White House

Minds.com was invited to a social media summit (featuring several far-right figures), but not Facebook and Twitter.
7.10.19
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