Despite one critic who thought it was "extra," people are rallying behind the musician because it was, in fact, very awesome.
"I fucking hate stocks," the influencer said on his latest podcast. "I only like doing it because I like gambling."
In this week's newsletter: The work influencers put in to make something look effortless, and why automated moderation may be cheaper for social media companies to wield, but how it can have detrimental effects on real people (especially people of color).
In response to these incidents, spokespeople for TikTok told BuzzFeed News the company is "committed to seeing that our policies and practices are fair and equitable."
Just A Bunch Of Good Memes About How Reddit Successfully Trolled Wall Street Tycoons With GameStop Stocks
Don't worry, I had to learn a bunch about investments and hedge funds to appreciate these jokes too.
In one part of this week's newsletter: How the first national youth poet laureate simply let her work speak for itself — and then the fans followed. Massively.
A time for change, a time for memes.
"I can't believe Joe Biden is being inaugurated at a Lady Gaga concert."
The senator wore signature Vermont mittens, a parka, and carried an envelope like he had errands to run afterward.
In this week's newsletter: Questionable ads slip through TikTok's "strict" vetting policies, and Lauren shares what she's learned about the complicated politics of influencers and body image on social media.
Olivia Rodrigo's song is simple and pretty, and it gives young people permission to completely wallow in adolescence for a moment.
The head of product for TikTok in the US told BuzzFeed News this creative and powerful application from users is "inspiring."
In this week's newsletter: Influencers who remained silent in the aftermath of the insurrection felt just as loud as those who acknowledged it. It's a microcosm of the state of the country.
After spending weeks campaigning to overturn election results, Republicans are now saying they're shocked by the violence at the Capitol.
Three Women Accused Of Whitewashing Mahjong Said They're Sorry For Not Paying Homage To Its Chinese Origins
What began as criticism has now prompted Asian Americans to share stories and images of their family and community playing mahjong together.
Expanded Unemployment Benefits Are Expiring Because Trump Has Still Not Signed An Aid Bill, Leaving Millions Of Americans Vulnerable
Joe Biden called Trump's inaction an "abdication of responsibility" that could have "devastating consequences."
A Woman Is In A Dispute With Bumble Over A Photo Of Herself In A Bra, Which Is Only Allowed On The App If It's Taken Outside
"Swimsuit photos are acceptable if you're outside by the pool or on the beach as you're in a natural setting to be wearing a swimsuit," a Bumble representative said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.
In this week's newsletter: Why Amazon sponsoring influencers' effort to give back to delivery drivers is troubling, and how internet stars are able to grow out of their family-friendly image with a lot more ease than traditional celebrities.
The company hopes to protect users who are vulnerable to financial abuse.
They came, they saw the coronavirus and fled, and they became canvases on which we projected our year's greatest anxieties and frustrations.