It's Hard To Notice, But Marketers Are Absolutely On TikTok
TikTok's viral, user-generated nature makes it easy to obscure what started as a paid campaign.
She Says Her Uber Driver Assaulted Her. The Company Allowed Him Back On The Road.
“They’re victimized first by the driver, and they’re victimized by the company afterward,” said a lawyer specializing in rideshare sex assault cases.
Twitter Invested In A Social Network Accused Of Spreading Misinformation And Hate Speech
Earlier this year, ShareChat took steps to clean up the platform, including removing accounts and content that violate its community guidelines.
iFunny Moderators Say They Have A Nazi Problem That The Site's Leaders Won't Fix
An extremist subculture festers unchecked on a meme-sharing site popular with young white men.
Matt Drudge Has Barely Changed Anything About The Drudge Report In The Last 20 Years. This Summer, He Upended Its Advertising Business.
A change to the secretive publisher’s business has revealed new details about his operation and is attracting scrutiny from the ad industry.
A Politician's Tweets About Catching The Train Were Used To Identify Him In "Anonymous" Data
"It's easy to imagine how information like this could be used by people who might want to cause harm."
iFunny Has Become A Hub For White Nationalism
The Russian-owned image-sharing application is extremely popular with teen boys. It’s also full of far-right propaganda.
LGBTQ Creators Are Suing YouTube For Discrimination
The creators — who are all queer or trans and make LGBTQ content — say the platform is unfairly targeting their content for demonetization and restriction.
Humans Have Always Been Listening To Your Voice Recordings. Why Don’t Tech Companies Just Tell Us That?
Recent revelations could finally force tech giants to explain how they use our data.
Facebook Is Getting Rid Of The Option To Make Groups "Secret" Or "Closed"
Instead, users will have two options: public or private.
10,000 Rounds Of Ammo And 25 Guns Were Seized From A Teenager Posting Far-Right Memes On iFunny And Discord
Justin Olsen created a Discord server for his iFunny subscribers where he allegedly threatened to kill federal officers.
This Woman Got A Huge Raise And Paid Off Her Student Loans By Asking The “Over/Under” Question
“Ask your other peers what they make — especially your male ones.”
7 Condos You Could Buy In New York For The Same Price As Tumblr
$3 million is honestly not that much.
If You Lose Your iPhone, You Can’t Pay Your Apple Card Bill On The Web
The new Apple Card credit card has an iOS-only app to see transactions and make payments, which means if you lose your Apple device, you won’t be able to pay your bill online.
Tumblr Has A New Owner — Which Isn’t Pornhub — And It Intends To Keep The Porn Ban
The company that owns WordPress.com is buying the microblogging platform and will keep the restriction on adult content.
These Senators Want Jeff Bezos To Explain What The Heck “Amazon’s Choice” Is
Sens. Bob Menendez and Richard Blumenthal are asking tough questions of the Amazon CEO after a BuzzFeed News report found fraudulent reviews and defective, low-quality products.
This Tumblr Post About Extremism From Four Years Ago Goes Viral After Every Shooting. Its Creator Finally Explained It.
The original poster, Shitpostradamus, said a blog run by a white nationalist brony inspired him to make the chart.
Zillow Is Buying And Selling Lots Of Homes And It's Almost Half Its Business Now
Zillow made more than 40% of its revenue last quarter from selling homes.
Phones Like The Galaxy Note 10 Are Too Big. Samsung Is Doing The Only Thing It Can.
The Galaxy Note 10 is fast, thin, light — and without a headphone jack.
The Philippines Was A Test Of Facebook’s New Approach To Countering Disinformation. Things Got Worse.
Disinformation campaigns in the Philippines ahead of its 2016 election offered a preview of things to come to the United States. History may be repeating itself in 2020.
The El Paso And Dayton Shootings Show How Disinformation Spreads On Messaging Apps
“It becomes harder and harder for us, particularly going into 2020.”
Far-Right Haven Gab.com Had Its Fundraising Site Shut Down By Amazon
“This site promotes content that constitutes hate speech and is unacceptable,” a spokesperson for Amazon told BuzzFeed News.
WhatsApp Is Fighting To Keep Millions Of Users Untraceable
WhatsApp is “a space for private conversations online.” An Indian court could make it public.
All Those Texts You Receive From Political Campaigns Actually Work
According to new research, people who get texted are one percent more likely to vote.
Apple Card Will Be Available To A Limited Number Of People Today
For everyone else, the public launch of the new Apple credit card will be “at a later date this summer.”
E3 Accidentally Doxed Over 2,000 Journalists, YouTubers, And Streamers
The phone numbers and addresses were accidentally made public on the E3 Expo's website. The spreadsheet is now being shared across the internet.
YouTube Terminated The Account Of A 14-Year-Old Star Over Her Anti-Gay Video
After her account was removed, Soph tweeted an image of herself with what appeared to be a gun, with the caption, “youtube headquarters here I come.”
Following The El Paso Mass Shooting, Security Service Cloudflare Is Ending Online Protections For 8chan
“The rationale is simple: they have proven themselves to be lawless and that lawlessness has caused multiple tragic deaths.”
The Problem Isn't 8chan. It's Americans.
Shutting down 8chan won’t fix this.
WhatsApp Is Now Letting Users Know When A Message Has Been Forwarded Too Many Times
The new feature is part of WhatsApp's efforts to curb how misinformation spreads on its platform.