Christchurch: This Will Keep Happening
The carnage that happened in Christchurch on Friday will continue to happen.
Andrew Yang Wants The Support Of The Pro-Trump Internet. Now It Is Threatening To Devour Him.
After Andrew Yang caught the attention of Reddit and 4chan, his campaign leaned into it. Now those same communities are leading a harassment campaign against his deputy chief of staff.
Here's Elizabeth Warren's Plan To Break Up Huge Tech Platforms Like Facebook, Google, And Amazon
Warren would classify tech companies with global revenue of $25 billion or more as "platform utilities" and attempt to break them up via antitrust laws.
Facebook Has Announced A Multistep Plan To Crack Down On Anti-Vax Misinformation
The platform said the crackdown will also apply to Instagram's hashtag pages and Explore section.
The Comment Moderator Is The Most Important Job In The World Right Now
Online platforms continue to absorb more and more of our society, while the companies in charge neglect the human beings tasked with cleaning up the mess that’s left behind.
These Developers Say It Took Three Years And A Chance Meeting To Get Facebook To Deal With Their Country's Fake News
"It shouldn't be that hard."
YouTube's Latest Child Exploitation Controversy Has Kick-Started A War Over How To Fix The Platform
The company said this week that YouTubers could lose monetization for not just the content of their videos, but what's posted in their comment sections as well.
Here's How One Of Facebook's Biggest Anti-Vax Communities Built Its Massive Network
There currently do not seem to be any policies or regulations against promoting anti-vaccination content via Facebook ads.
A Secret Facebook Group Of Twitter Personalities Has Been Coordinating Harassment Against Women
The "LOL League" was a shitposting group for some of French media's most popular Twitter users, where they would coordinate abuse against women, people of color, and the LGBT community.
45 Important Things From Around The World Americans Might Have Missed In 2018
So. Much. Happened. This. Year.
"Yellow Vests" Are Sharing So Many Conspiracy Theories About The Strasbourg Shooting That Facebook Groups Are Locking Their Comments
Massively viral Facebook groups that were already extremely polarized and paranoid went into full-on meltdown on Tuesday night.
As The Yellow Vests Torched Cars In Paris, Millions Watched At Home On Facebook Live
Letting Facebook shares lead your political movement makes for a weird experience on the ground. Imagine Occupy Wall Street combined with SantaCon, with every genre of internet conspiracy theorist out in full force.
Paris Has Again Been Rocked By Violent “Yellow Vests” Protests
Protesters set off fireworks, chased away reporters, and smashed storefronts while others hurled objects at police, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.
The "Yellow Vest" Riots In France Are What Happens When Facebook Gets Involved With Local News
The Yellow Vests movement is what happens when you point Facebook's traffic hose at France's small towns. The question now is: How do you turn it off?
A 20-Year-Old Is Helping John McAfee's 2020 Campaign Team By Teaching Him How To Shitpost About Anime
"It's a changing world. Anything goes. This absurd future may not be the one you want, but nothing is out of the question anymore," said Zoe Nawar.
The 50 Worst Things On The Internet In 2018
Here's What Happens When You Bring Steve Bannon Onstage And Try To "Scrutinize" His Ideas
Steve Bannon keeps getting invitations to journalism conferences, but interviewing him before an audience doesn't seem like the best way to thoughtfully break down his spin.
A Far-Right YouTuber Has Been Secretly Recording NGO Workers Inside One Of Europe’s Worst Refugee Camps
The release of Lauren Southern’s video has huge implications for the safety and security of both the refugees at Moria camp and the volunteers working there.
The Far-Right "Donald Trump Of Brazil," Jair Bolsonaro, Has Been Elected The President Of Brazil
Bolsonaro defeated leftist candidate Fernando Haddad with 56% of the vote Sunday night.
This Is How We Radicalized The World
On Sunday, far-right evangelical Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil. The era of being surprised at this kind of politics is over. Now we have to live with what we've done.