The Culture War Has Finally Come For Wikipedia
The once-derided open-source encyclopedia is the closest thing the internet has to an oasis of truth. Now a single-user ban has exposed the deep rifts between Wikipedia's libertarian origins and its egalitarian aspirations, and threatened that stability.
A Former Republican Operative With Ties To White Nationalists Has Been Publishing Opinion Pieces In The Wall Street Journal
Marcus Epstein, a former associate of Richard Spencer and a former contributor to white nationalist site VDare, has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Hill, and Forbes under a thinly veiled pen name.
YouTube’s Newest Far-Right, Foul-Mouthed, Red-Pilling Star Is A 14-Year-Old Girl
"Soph" has nearly a million followers on the giant video platform. The site's executives only have themselves to blame.
Supreme Court Says Consumers Can Sue Apple For Allegedly Monopolizing The App Store
“Apple’s line-drawing does not make a lot of sense, other than as a way to gerrymander Apple out of this and similar lawsuits,” Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote.
Sophie Schmidt Will Launch A New Tech Publication With An International Focus
Sophie Schmidt, the daughter of a billionaire Google executive, is founding a nonprofit that will cover “the surprising and complex effects of technology outside the US and Europe,” with plans to launch by the end of the year.
The Baraboo Nazi Prom Photo Shocked The World. The City’s Response Shocked Its Residents.
The intentions behind the Nazi salute photograph seen around the world were hardly as sinister as they first appeared. But in Trump and Twitter’s America, as one small Midwestern town discovered, image is everything.
Survey: 51% Of Tech Industry Workers Believe President Trump Has A Point About The Media Creating Fake News
A new study by BuzzFeed News and Lucid surveyed tech workers on their attitudes toward the media. The results show deep skepticism toward the press, and concerns about the role of identity politics in coverage.
Bumble’s CEO Told BuzzFeed News Her Apps Have Become Their “Own Form Of Government”
Now with 50 million users, Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble apps are surfing a Serena Williams Super Bowl ad into a new wave of hype.
The American Hackers Accused Of Murdering A Young Woman In The Philippines Pleaded Not Guilty
Mir Islam and Troy Woody Jr., changed their story yet again about the circumstances surrounding the death of Tomi Masters.
"Down The Rabbit Hole I Go": How A Young Woman Followed Two Hackers' Lies To Her Death
Tomi Masters was a 23-year-old from Indiana who moved to California with dreams of making it big in the cannabis business. Then she met a hacker who introduced her to a dark new world of digital manipulation, suspicion, paranoia, and fear — one that swallowed her alive and left her floating in a river in the Philippines.
Apple Ordered To Stop Selling Some iPhones In Germany
The injunction follows a finding by a German court that Apple is infringing on Qualcomm's intellectual property.
25 Things BuzzFeed News Tried And Loved In 2018
Some of these things may change your life.
Meet Coyote Peterson, YouTube's King Of Stings. Is He Animal Planet's Next Big Dog?
Coyote Peterson made himself into one of YouTube’s biggest stars by subjecting himself to the most painful stings in the world. Now he’s making the move to cable TV, and he wants to quit getting bitten. Will his fans stick around?
This Document Is Some Of The Research Facebook Commissioned On George Soros
Definers’ research for Facebook on billionaire George Soros has never been published before. You can read one of those documents here.
Data Shows Tucker Carlson Is The Daily Stormer’s Favorite Pundit
And it isn’t remotely close.
The Unsatisfying Truth About Hateful Online Rhetoric And Violence
Two angry men submerged themselves in the far-right internet. One committed murder. The other walked away. Why?
Google Employees Around The World Are Walking Out To Protest Sexual Misconduct
Google employees around the world coordinated a walkout to protest the company's handling of sexual misconduct in the workplace.
Amazon Has Pulled Its Ads From Bloomberg Over China Hack Story
Sources say both Amazon and Apple are taking retributive measures against the outlet that alleged they were hacked by China.
Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Calling For Bloomberg To Retract Its Chinese Spy Chip Story
"I feel they should retract their story. There is no truth in their story about Apple. They need to do the right thing."
Apple Is Holding Its Fall iPad Event In Brooklyn
It’s the first time the world’s most valuable company has held a big product announcement in the Big Apple.