Simon Doherty

Simon is a writer and social editor. 

Tech

Happn, Universal and Other Brands Accused of Misusing Data to Advertise On Facebook

An investigation by Privacy International showed that some companies are advertising on Facebook using the data of people they have never interacted with.
Simon Doherty
6.16.20
Gay Pride

Inside Operation Pridefall: 4chan's Attempt to Bring Down Pride 2020

Alt-right homophobes have a detailed "psy-ops" plan that they hope will convince brands to cut ties with the LGBTQ community.
Simon Doherty
6.3.20
Sex

I Tried a Bluetooth Sex Toy to Save My Long-Distance Lockdown Relationship

My girlfriend and I live apart, so keeping the flame alive means having to get creative.
Fiona Wilkinson
Simon Doherty
5.1.20
Weed

Why Local Papers Tell You to Grass Up Your Neighbour for Smoking Weed

Every few months, a regional paper will advise its readers to call the police on their cannabis-smoking neighbours.
Simon Doherty
4.20.20
Coronavirus

Coronavirus Hero OUTLAW Is Posting Out Weed for 4/20

The music producer has been driving around Manchester, delivering free weed​, toilet paper and hand sanitiser to those who need it.
Simon Doherty
4.20.20
Television

Keep Calm and Bob Ross

The "Joy of Painting" is 30 years old, but it's never felt more necessary today.
Simon Doherty
4.14.20

The Man Delivering Free Weed and Toilet Paper to People in Quarantine

"No one is funding this apart from me. With the bud, I only had ten ounces before this was started."
Simon Doherty
4.9.20
Features

New Fingerprint Technology Can Tell If You've Taken Coke Recently

University of Surrey researchers have figured out a new way to test for cocaine and yes, it works – we tried it.
Simon Doherty
3.16.20
Photography

Photos of What Really Happens in Women's Toilets

We spoke to photographer Samantha Jagger about her project, "Loosen Up".
Simon Doherty
3.6.20
Fashion

I Built a 'Personal Space Optimiser' to Keep People Away from Me

But did it make my commute – and my life – any better?
Simon Doherty
1.28.20
true crime documentary

We've Got All Your True Crime Needs Covered

Here are some of the VICE true crime box sets you can watch for free if you head over to All 4.
Simon Doherty
VICE On All 4
1.24.20
sex and relationships

The Complicated Relationship Between Drugs, Sex and Consent

Findings from the first ever study looking into consensual sex following drug taking.
Simon Doherty
1.21.20
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