Leaked Documents Show How Instagram Polices Content to Prevent ‘PR Fires’
Besides revenge porn and terrorism, flags for moderators include ‘Nazi,’ ‘Cartel,’ and ‘Gang,’ according to leaked training documents for Instagram workers.
Five Types of Facebook Memes Russia Used to Influence the 2016 US Election
A giant data dump from Congress revealed a ton of Russian memes, aimed at Americans around the presidential election.
How to Buy a Piece of India’s Burgeoning Instagram Economy
Winning friends and influencing people is cheaper than a packet of chips when ₹1 gets you four Instagram followers.
A Computer-Generated, Pro-Trump Instagram Model Said She Hacked Lil Miquela, Another CGI Instagram Model
The profile of Lil Miquela, who has nearly a million followers, has been replaced with images of a new CGI model called Bermuda.
Watch 'Instafamous,' an Incisive Film About the Link Between Celebrity and Click Farmers
Motherboard is pleased to debut a speculative film short about the lived realities of click farmers who prop up the social media accounts of the (supposedly) rich and (purportedly) famous.
Unpacking the Meaning of the ‘Starter Pack’ Meme
The joke is based almost entirely upon stereotyping people, and—predictably—this can lead into morally dubious territory.
Iran Is Blocking the Internet to Shut Down Protests
Reports say mobile services like Telegram have been shut down as protests continue across the country.
Mike Pence’s Instagram-Famous Bunny Has Tragically Overgrown Nails
The Pence family is neglecting their pet rabbit.
Social Media Experts Say the Russian Trolls Suck at Facebook
You don’t even have to be good at Facebook to reach millions of voters
Here Are 14 Facebook and Instagram Ads that Russian Trolls Bought to Divide Americans
Lawmakers released some ads purchased on Facebook and Instagram by Russian government-linked entities.
For the Love of Rattlesnakes, Scrub All GPS Data from Your Nature Photos
That goes for any at-risk species when poachers and collectors are scanning social media to scout new populations to ransack.
Remember Hipstamatic? It's Still Alive
"It's weird—and sometimes sad—to look back and realize that we had a major role to play in the very existence of Instagram."
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