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TikTok Users Are Inventing Wild Theories to Explain Its Mysterious Algorithm

No one knows how TikTok’s For You page algorithm works, so users have taken it upon themselves to construct their own theories.
Caroline Haskins
4 days ago
Culture

Avril Lavigne Was the Original E-Girl

Please don't drag us on Twitter.
Alim Kheraj
8.12.19
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The Enduring Mystery of the Puka Shell Necklace

Y2K heartthrobs walked so VSCO girls could run.
Eileen Cartter
8.12.19
Culture

These Are the Five Most Cursed Videos on TikTok

Curated for your viewing pleasure. Expect full body cringe.
Roisin Lanigan
8.12.19
Culture

A Guide to VSCO Girls – The Tumblr Girls Of 2019

‘Basic’ has been rebranded thanks to a new internet phenomena – the VSCO girl. Who is she?
Roisin Lanigan
8.5.19
TikTok

This Meme Explains Why TikTok Isn't Like Any Other Social Media

Point-of-view or POV videos are TikTok’s chameleon genre that give creators room to express themselves, and give TikTok room to come into its own.
Caroline Haskins
7.24.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indian Woman Ordered to Distribute Copies of the Quran as Punishment for Anti-Islamic Facebook Post

But many feel this order is unfair and that a Muslim would’ve never been asked to distribute Hindu texts.
Shamani Joshi
7.17.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Woman Found Her ‘Missing’ Husband in a TikTok Video

The man had been declared ‘lost’ for three years before his wife discovered him in a TikTok video with a trans woman.
Shamani Joshi
7.4.19
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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Shashi Tharoor Claims TikTok Is a Way for China to Illegally Spy on India

The Congress MP is worried that India has a weak data protection network and is vulnerable to leakage and surveillance.
Shamani Joshi
7.2.19
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

Who’s Afraid of TikTok?

The interim ban by the Indian Supreme Court has led to the removal of the Chinese app from Google Play and Apple stores. But digital activists say the move might be reducing India to a “nanny state”.
Pallavi Pundir
4.18.19
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