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The Bizarre Phenomenon of Subliminal YouTube Videos

Millions of people think watching "subliminals" will make them grow taller and manifest money, but some say YouTubers are hiding dark messages in their videos.
Aris Apostolopoulos
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I Watch Serena Williams Work Her Ass Off to Do Literally Any of My Own Work

If she can win 23 Grand Slam titles, perhaps I can sit down to write, say, 1,000 words.
Mitchell Kuga

Is Online Piracy an Art Form?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, also the defining aesthetic of our times, probably.
Isaac Kariuki

When Vegan Influencers Quit Being Vegan, the Backlash Can Be Brutal

Popular YouTubers like Rawvana and Bonny Rebecca gave up veganism to save their health. But the fallout from their fans has been immense.
Cassidy Dawn Graves

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me on YouTube!

Over the past 20 or so months, some of the biggest stars in the world have turned to something people do to get famous in the first place: vlogging.
Sophie Kleeman
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Songs in India’s ‘Patriotism Pop’ Genre Are Urging Hindus to Claim Kashmir

Songs about marrying Kashmiri women and buying land there are gathering millions of hits on YouTube and TikTok.
Shamani Joshi
Hong Kong

YouTube Just Kicked Hundreds of Chinese Propaganda Channels Offline

But Hong Kongers warn that there are still plenty of YouTube channels that push Beijing's anti-protest narrative and spread misinformation.
Tim Hume

Your Beauty Habit Is Destroying the Environment

These makeup artists and influencers want the cosmetics industry to start changing before we're buried in tonnes of plastic.
Shayma Bakht

YouTube Removed Videos of Robots Fighting, Calling it Animal Abuse

Several Battlebots videos were taken down in the least few days, with YouTube citing animal cruelty policies.
Samantha Cole
Vice Guide to Right Now

Japanese Boys’ Top Career Choice Is Professional YouTuber, New Survey Finds

YouTube creator did not make it to the list of top choices for young Japanese girls.
Meera Navlakha

Cigarette Reviewers on YouTube Smoke So You Don't Have To

“I’m committed, not addicted."
Jeremy Glass
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