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politics

Trump Invites Fringe Social Media Company Popular With Nazis to the White House

Minds.com was invited to a social media summit (featuring several far-right figures), but not Facebook and Twitter.
Ben Makuch
5 days ago
Internet

Our 'Hot Girl Summer' Is a Sweaty Mess, but at Least We Can Enjoy the Memes

Sunburned? Sticky? Filled with existential dread? These memes might help you feel less alone.
Drew Schwartz
7.10.19
DIY

Facebook and Twitter Suck, So Here's How to Make Your Own Social Media Network

Artist and programmer Darius Kazemi has created a guide to running small social network sites.
Nicole Carpenter
7.10.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Pakistani Politician Mistakes Video Game Plane for Reality, Praises Pilot for 'Narrow Escape'

Khurram Nawaz Gandapur tweeted out a video of a plane avoiding collision, only to be told that it was computer graphics from the GTA V video game.
Shamani Joshi
7.9.19
Internet Exploring

I Was Banned From Twitter for Threatening to Kill Mr. Peanut

To be fair, this wasn't my first time menacing the Planters mascot. Or the second. Or the third.
Luke Taylor
7.9.19
tech-power

Twitter Pushed Adverts for Spyware to Monitor Girlfriends

The app heavily suggested spying on a girlfriend without her consent.
Joseph Cox
7.4.19
Apple

The Latest iOS Update Will Fake Eye Contact in FaceTime

Apple can now correct your gaze to make it seem like you're making direct eye contact over FaceTime, and it's pretty creepy.
Madeleine Gregory
7.4.19
Twitter

Cities With More Hateful Tweets Have More Hate Crimes, Study Finds

High levels of race-based discrimination online correlates with offline violence in cities across America, new study finds.
Madeleine Gregory
6.26.19
Worst Hot Take of the Week

The Queen 'Shades' Trump Vs Corbyn Betrays the Working Classes by Speaking at the Anti-Trump Rally

A big week for big takes.
NEO
6.7.19
tech-social-media

Twitter Has Started Researching Whether White Supremacists Belong on Twitter

"Is it the right approach to deplatform these individuals? Is the right approach to try and engage with these individuals? How should we be thinking about this? What actually works?"
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
5.30.19
Games News

YouTube Has Demonetized One of GamerGate's Biggest Voices

Carl "Sargon of Akkad" Benjamin formally entered European politics recently, and it's already dealing out consequences.
Patrick Klepek
5.11.19
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
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