bans

Facebook

Facebook Just Banned All Cryptocurrency Advertising

Facebook banned ads for "financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices."
Jordan Pearson
1.30.18
passing the buck

Study Finds That Banning Trolls Works, to Some Degree

After Reddit banned r/Fatpeoplehate and r/Coontown, they took their trolling elsewhere.
Claire Downs
9.13.17
Pizza

A Woman Was Banned by Domino's for Having Impossibly High Standards for Jalapeños

Is Shabbir a rightfully disgruntled customer or simply blinded in her unending odyssey for jalapeño dominance?
Alex Swerdloff
8.3.16
uk

​The UK Has Banned Drugs That Don’t Even Exist Yet

Scientists and policy experts have raised concerns about the UK government’s broad ban on “psychoactive substances.”
Victoria Turk
5.26.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

China Wants People to Stop Seductively Eating Bananas Online

China's Ministry of Culture has put a ban on eating bananas on camera erotically, because apparently this is a thing.
Helen Donahue
5.9.16
Travel

Should E-Cigarettes Even Be Allowed on Planes?

The Senate is considering an amendment that would ban vaping devices from all planes, even in luggage.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.12.16
Stuff

Does Censorship on Social Media Do More Harm Than Good?

When Instagram censored pro-eating-disorder terms, it resulted in a soaring increase of pro-ED activity. If bans encourage bad behavior, what's the better option?
Maggie Puniewska
3.15.16
alcohol

The Inventor of Palcohol Wants You to Know the Media Got It All Wrong

We spoke to Mark Phillips, the inventor of Palcohol, about the process of inventing his product, his background in wine tasting, and the real reason why liquor companies are worried about his invention.
Hilary Pollack
4.2.15
Health

Not Everyone Is Happy About the White House's Ban on Superbugs

Gain-of-function research is more necessary than one might think.
Michael Byrne
10.26.14