Social Media

The VICE Guide to Right Now

Instagram is Now Hiding the Number of ‘Likes’ from Certain Users

The trial aims to take the "pressure" out of using Instagram, and is being rolled out today in a number of countries including Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
Gavin Butler
a day ago
Culture

Emojis That Don’t Exist but Should

If we all had a bong, we’d all get along.
Shamani Joshi
Dhvani Solani
2 days ago
YouTube

The Unstoppable Rise of YouTube's Child Make-Up Artists

A generation of kids are racking up huge follower counts and making big money with their beauty videos – and infuriating older MUAs in the process.
Kamila Rymajdo
2 days ago
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indian Instagram Influencers Have 16 Million Fake Followers

A study finds that Indian content creators have the third-highest number of bought followers, likes and boosted engagement in the world.
Shamani Joshi
3 days ago
Instagram

Instagram Users Are Flocking to This Beautiful Chemical Waste Dump in Siberia

A polluted lake in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk has become a popular Russian social media destination.
Sarah Emerson
7.12.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indian Ministry Wants Students to ‘Connect’ Their Social Media Accounts to their College's

Students, teachers and youth rights activists are worried that this might be a way for authorities to collect personal data and target those with views against the government.
Shamani Joshi
7.11.19
News

Influencers Are Losing Their Influence

A new study found fewer people are engaging with influencer posts.
Erica Euse
7.11.19
Social Media

An Indonesian University Is Accepting YouTubers And Exempting Them From Entrance Exams

Content creators with 10,000 subscribers or more can skip an Indonesian university’s entrance exam.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.11.19
tech-power

Trump Can’t Block People He Doesn't Like on Twitter, Appeals Court Says

A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that President Trump cannot silence people on Twitter without violating the First Amendment.
Sarah Emerson
7.10.19
crime

The Small Town Gang Murder Broadcast Live On Snapchat

As 16-year-old Cemeren Yilmaz begged for his life, his attackers filmed him and posted the video to Snapchat. The murder was callous, utterly pointless – and representative of so many of the UK's knife crime deaths.
Kevin EG Perry
7.10.19
DIY

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
7.10.19
News

TikTok Users Have Been Accused of Scamming Teenagers

The video sharing app is under fire for encouraging people to part with their coins.
Alim Kheraj
7.4.19
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