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Social Media
Social Media

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.
Brian Merchant
2.8.18
deepfakes
deepfakes

Twitter Is the Latest Platform to Ban AI-Generated Porn

Deepfakes are in violation of Twitter’s terms of use.
Samantha Cole
2.6.18
Shutdown
Shutdown

Is It 'Essential' for the Government to Tweet During a Shutdown?

Some agencies have logged off during the government shutdown and some have not. Why?
Samantha Cole
1.22.18
Opinion
Opinion

Social Media Has Hijacked Our Brains and Threatens Global Democracy

The ‘social media revolution’ gave us Donald Trump and Brexit—and is making politics impossible.
David Golumbia
1.5.18
Facebook
Facebook

A Visit to Facebook's Recently Opened Center for Deleting Content

Our tour of one of Germany's new content moderation centers gave us a look at Facebook’s content moderation—and what it means for the people who have to enforce its deletion rules.
Max Hoppenstedt
1.2.18
flat earth
flat earth

Flat Earth Is the Ultimate Conspiracy

Inside the burgeoning movement.
Rajiv Golla
1.2.18
Amphibious AF
Amphibious AF

Salamander Twitter Is a Light in the Darkness

One man’s obsession with the adorable amphibians caught on in a year of scandals and disasters of all sorts threatening to overwhelm us.
Asia Murphy
12.20.17
Op-Ed
Op-Ed

Tech Companies' Transparency Efforts May Be Inadvertently Causing More Censorship

When should American companies comply with government censorship requests?
Jillian York
12.8.17
vine
vine

Don’t Let Us Down, 'Vine 2'

Whatever “V2” is, we’re ready.
Samantha Cole
12.6.17
On Edge
On Edge

This Is What Facebook Oversharing Does to Your Stress Levels

You really want to post that?
Jessie Gill
12.6.17
climate change
climate change

80 Percent of Climate Denier Blogs Reference This One Canadian Zoologist

A University of Victoria adjunct prof has become climate deniers’ go-to source on polar bears.
Stephen Leahy
12.1.17
All Fronts
All Fronts

You Can't Fight a War Without Twitter

Journalist David Patrikarakos believes the rise of social media now demands a redefinition of warfare as we understand it.
Matt Suckley
11.29.17