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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 hours ago
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
Internet

Inside the Super Positive Community of Competitive YouTube Water Drinkers

Deep in the heart of YouTube exists a wholesome little oasis of highly hydrated young people.
Mack Lamoureux
3.19.19
Ireland

How Militant Irish Republican Slogans went Viral

Republican slogans like "Up the RA" and "Brits out" are still unacceptable to say in the Irish mainstream – so why do they pop up so frequently online?
Paulie Doyle
3.14.19
LGBTQ

Why Lilly Singh's Bisexuality Is a Huge Moment for the South Asian Community

The Canadian YouTube celebrity of Indian Punjabi origin came out on Twitter this week, and some LGBTQ folks are calling it a “game changer.”
Shreya Kalra
3.1.19
Internet

Brand Twitter Is Absurd, and It Will Only Get Worse

SunnyD tweets about depression. Steak-umm is lonely. Wendy's is sassy. Do we actually want our brands to be that "human"?
Alex Norcia
2.14.19
Religion

The Catholic Church Has No Idea How to Win Over Young People

The Vatican's spiffy "Click to Pray" app isn't going to save it.
Alex Norcia
1.27.19
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