Internet

Far-Right Extremism

Neo-Nazis on DeviantArt Radicalized a Woman Who Planned a Mass Shooting

The cutesy art site was the surprising birthplace for a number of players in the modern extreme-right movement.
Mack Lamoureux
2 hours ago
food news

Burger King's Instagram Is Full of Giant Penis Drawings

A San Francisco artist used penis pictures as creative "revenge" after the brand allegedly ripped off his art.
Bettina Makalintal
6.20.19
Internet

How YouTubers Turned the Apology Video Into a Genre

When it comes to YouTube stars, apologies are products – just like lipsticks – and everyone is thirsty for your click.
Bettina Makalintal
6.19.19
tech-internet

The Google Outage Highlights the Perils of a Centralised Internet

Google so far has no answers as to why its massive cloud outage downed everything from Snapchat to 'Rocket League' servers.
Karl Bode
6.4.19
Internet

It's Time We Admit That Tote Bags Are Trash

The niche media tote bag is the epitome of "weird flex but ok".
Bettina Makalintal
6.3.19
the internet

I Was in a Viral Fake News Meme About VICE

Which was funny, until a load of supposedly internet-literate people started believing it was real.
Niloufar Haidari
5.21.19
Television

'I Think You Should Leave' Is Like Weird Twitter as a TV Show

Tim Robinson's new Netflix sketch comedy has clear, hilarious ties to the humour of online.
Lauren O'Neill
5.10.19
crime

The Wild, Terrifying Story of an Influencer's Plot to Steal a URL at Gunpoint

He's facing up to 20 years in prison for hiring someone to put a gun to a man's head and demand his domain name.
River Donaghey
4.24.19
Culture

Blind People Can Struggle to Understand Memes, So They Made Their Own

Screen-reading software allows visually impaired people to use the internet, but it hits a wall when it comes to memes.
Justin Caffier
4.11.19
Drugs

The World’s Biggest Dark Net Market Has Shut – What Next?

Dream Market is due to close on the 30th of April, under mysterious circumstances. Is the game up for the big online drug bazaars?
Mike Power
4.10.19
Hate Island

Understanding the Alt-Right's Growing Fascination with 'Eco-Fascism'

In his 74-page so-called manifesto, the Christchurch shooter described himself as an 'eco-fascist'. What is it?
Tom Bennett
4.10.19
Internet

Why You Should Make a 'Digital Will'

We spoke to psychologist Elaine Kasket about her new book, 'All the Ghosts in the Machine', which looks at what happens to our data when we die.
Emily Reynolds
3.28.19
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