Social Media

LGBTQ

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."
Serena Sonoma
5.17.19
Social Media

When an Influential Pastor Becomes an #Influencer

A new Instagram account tracking the luxury clothes favored by celebrity pastors begs the question: What (and for whom) are they actually selling?
Allie Jones
5.16.19
Technology

Your Unborn Kids Are Going to Be Known as Generation Alpha

We hear from parents and marketers about the children of millennials, born from about 2011 and swiping touchscreens before they can read.
Hannah Ewens
5.16.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Smearing a Cake on Someone’s Face in Public Can Get You Arrested in Gujarat

Even using chemical foam and adhesive tape out in the open is now illegal.
Shamani Joshi
5.15.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

China’s Richest Man Just Asked Everyone to Have Sex Six Times in Six Days

“At work, we emphasize the spirit of 996. In life, we should follow 669.”
Shamani Joshi
5.15.19
Culture

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.
Amelia Tait
5.15.19
Social Media

Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp Banned Again in Sri Lanka After Violence Against Muslims

It’s part of a worrisome trend of governments blocking citizens' internet access
Tim Marcin
5.14.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Can Singapore’s New Law Against Fake News Affect Free Speech?

Activists say the law grants the government sweeping powers and could lead to censorship.
Shamani Joshi
5.10.19
Dating

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
5.10.19
mental health

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.
Emily Cassel
5.7.19
LGBTQ

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
5.3.19
Instagram

Instagram Might Remove ‘Likes’

One small step for Instagram, one giant leap for… mental health?
Nicole DeMarco
5.2.19
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