The way we talk on the internet is broken, but users are not the ones who broke it — tech companies did that, and they did it for profit.
Let’s all move to Flavortown, where no one is mean and everything is going to be OK. (For now?!)
The story of how the Kardashians became A-list stars is more complicated than you remember and more surprising than you’d expect.
The viral writer wants to galvanize young people with her new book, How to Start a Revolution. But past controversies — and a new complaint filed by her New York University students — threaten to undermine her message.
Are Nick Jonas and Jason Momoa really being body-shamed?
Five years ago, Kathleen Hale wrote an essay for the Guardian — about targeting a Goodreads reviewer — that nearly ended her career. Now, she’s back with a new book that some people say never should have been published.
“I think all writers have this Platonic ideal of the book they’re going to write next, and then you realize that you’re hamstringed by your own obsessions.”
It started with Nicki Minaj announcing that she wouldn't be going to the Met Gala this year and then descended into memes about swollen testicles.
Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet didn’t suddenly show ABC she was bigoted; that was clear. But it showed how uncontrollable, and therefore how much of a liability, she had become.
In the age of the viral doggo, shelters and rescue organizations are recognizing the need to hop aboard the meme train — or risk getting left behind.
Why I, a female Dalit meme-maker, got an abusive message from the patriarch of Bollywood's largest dynasty.
Cher is still making headlines, after more than five decades in the spotlight, because she’s never stopped finding and mastering new outlets for her creative expression.
Lil Nas X Responded To The "Negative Energy" On Twitter After He Was Criticized For Posting A Pregnancy Photoshoot To Promote His New Album
"Let me get offline, all of this negative energy is not good for the baby."
A search for big truths about strength and power at the 2017 Arnold Sports Festival.
Citing a BuzzFeed News article, they claim data could help determine whether an FBI agent controlled the @ravagiing account, which appeared to tweet about the case while it was still secret.
This week, Matt Ortile wrote about a relationship he wanted so badly to work — one that began on Twitter. Read that and others from the Washington Post, The Cut, The Toast, and more.
It Was Supposed To Be A Benign TikTok On “Botanical Sexism,” But Then It Spiraled Into A Huge Social Media Debate
Do cities really favor male trees over their female counterparts? Why? And what are the implications? As TikToker Ellie Botoman found out, everyone has an opinion.
Lynch’s refusal to play by the accepted rules of sports has been been called the work of a “goon” or a “god.” But what if it instead heralds a new, negotiated mode of sports stardom?
The internet is IRL. It always has been.
A Right-Wing Troll Appears To Have Tweeted About An FBI Investigation Into The Michigan Kidnapping Plot Before It Went Public
Adding to the confusion, one of the lead FBI agents in the case is listed as the owner of an “internet intelligence company” for which the troll claims to be CEO. No one is talking.
Find out who's watching Game of Thrones, and who their favorites are, in BuzzFeed's original Twitter analysis.
Social media has given us a strange new response to tragedy — the feeling that we must post something about it.
They're more likely than the average Twitter user to be female, Ivy-League-educated, and high-earning, according to an analysis exclusive to BuzzFeed.
Big Tech Thought It Had A Billion Users In The Bag. Now It Might Be Forced To Make Hard Choices To Get Them.
Long viewed as the world’s biggest market for “the next billion users,” India is fast becoming Silicon Valley’s biggest headache.
The Olympics offers a showcase for the overwhelming and complicated ways in which the discourse is fluid and interconnected now.
A Fake Article About Billie Eilish Wanting To Be "Broke And Poor" So She Could Relate To Her Fans Went Viral, Forcing Her Brother To Defend Her
"I still want to be broke and poor, it looks really fun and cute."
Twitter Permanently Suspended Nine Accounts That Had Been Promoting Pro-Trump "Audits" Of The 2020 Election
One of the accounts was the official Twitter for Arizona’s ongoing audit.
This Creator Showed That Getting Millions Of Views Doesn't Necessarily Mean You're Going To Make Money
Kevin Parry opened up about how going viral doesn't always mean getting paid.
Trump was kicked off Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for inciting the Jan. 6 riots at the US Capitol.
BuzzFeed News talked to A’ziah “Zola” King and the cast of Zola about how this outrageous comedy got made.