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Face Time

When Your Arrest Photo Appears on a Mugshot Website

Lawmakers are cracking down on sites like Mugshots.com and UnpublishArrest.com. At such a mushrooming online nexus of extortion and blackmail, will the legislation make any difference?
Anjali Nayar
6.23.18
Terraform

WATCH: The Shocking Assassination of President Guy Fieri

Behind the scenes of the all-consuming future of online content creation.
Hudson Hongo
3.1.18
"What Do You Do For a Living?"

A Former Clickhole Writer Made a ‘Content Bot’ That Will Probably Become My Boss

It’s already won a comedy competition and is currently applying to be Poet Laureate for the city of Redmond, Washington.
Claire Downs
10.12.17
titillations

A Brief History of 'NSFW'

And how arguably the internet’s most influential acronym is changing.
Jessica Brown
8.9.17
"Upload Knights"

How Terrorists Slip Beheading Videos Past YouTube’s Censors

Other jihadi propaganda on the video-sharing platform may be visually more low-key, but are just as insidious in their own ways.
Rita Katz
5.26.17
up in arms

This Controversial 21-Year-Old Is Turning YouTube’s Homebrew Gun Scene Upside Down While Evading Censors

“This isn’t your granddaddy’s pipe gun.”
Roisin Kiberd
3.28.17
Twitter

Terror Scanning Database For Social Media Raises More Questions than Answers

Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and YouTube are joining forces to mark and take down 'content that promotes terrorism.' But who defines what that is?
Sarah Jeong
12.9.16
Google

Google-Backed A.I. Aims to Help Journalists Write Better News Stories

JUICE project sifts sources for inspiration.
Ben Sullivan
11.11.16
Donald Trump

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Are Both Against the AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Hillary Clinton is taking a more cautious approach to the proposed $85 billion merger.
Sam Gustin
10.24.16
short circuit

After Yahoo Deal, Verizon Faces Uphill Battle Against Google, Facebook

Verizon isn’t going to become an online advertising titan overnight.
Sam Gustin
7.25.16
journalism

Tronc Is the Absorption of Digital Media Into Legacy Media

There is no innovative method to monetizing content.
Carles Buzz
6.24.16
columns

Who Are We Kidding? ‘The Media’ Just Provides Facebook With Content

Social platforms have turned news into a subgenre of generic content.
Carles Buzz
6.17.16