Samantha Cole

Assistant editor

samantha.cole@vice.com
YouTube

YouTube’s Bad Anti-Conspiracy Algorithm Links Notre Dame Fire to 9/11 Attacks

The "information panel" feature, which is supposed to defend against fake news spread, promoted a link to terror attacks.
Samantha Cole
4.17.19
AI

Machine Learning Can Make Jordan Peterson Rap Like Eminem

Using AI, someone made a very haunted video of Jordan Peterson rapping "Lose Yourself."
Samantha Cole
4.12.19
skype

I Tried Skype’s New 50-Person Video Calling Feature, My Personal Hell

Skype's conferencing feature now allows double the participants, so I tested it out.
Samantha Cole
4.10.19
apps

This Fake Boyfriend App Bails You Out of Awkward Moments

Microsoft developer advocate Chloe Condon created an app to fake a call, to get her off the hook in unwanted social situations.
Samantha Cole
4.1.19
nukes

Start April With Some Newly Declassified Nuclear Test Footage

Decades-old films show the sheer power of nuclear warheads.
Samantha Cole
4.1.19
sex toys

This GoPro for Your Dick Is Ridiculous

You can now buy the Cock Cam, a cock ring with a camera on it, for $160.
Samantha Cole
3.12.19
Review Bombing

'Captain Marvel' Shows How the Culture War Is Making User Reviews Useless

Rotten Tomatoes had to make changes to audience rating functionality following a review-bombing campaign against the film.
Samantha Cole
3.12.19
A.I.-Porn

Everyone Is Making AI-Generated Fake Porn Now

A user-friendly application has resulted in an explosion of convincing face-swap porn.
Samantha Cole
2.15.19
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The Juicy, Round World of Blueberry Porn

The kink for watching people transform into sloshing human berries is more widespread than you think.
Samantha Cole
2.9.19
porn

ASCII Porn Predates the Internet But It’s Still Everywhere

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Samantha Cole
1.14.19
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Twitter Harassment of Woman Journalists and Politicians Happens Every 30 Seconds, Study Finds

The study by Amnesty International is purportedly the largest ever to examine the way women are harassed online at this scale.
Samantha Cole
12.18.18
IoT

Swarms of Sensor-Wearing Bees Could Monitor Crops Better Than Drones

Bumblebees carrying electronic sensor backpacks could monitor crops like agricultural drones.
Samantha Cole
12.17.18
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