Social Media

adblockers

Facebook’s Arms Race with Adblockers Continues to Escalate

Typically, adblockers are able to counter Facebook’s updates within a matter of days, but the latest was a more substantial undertaking.
Kaleigh Rogers
3 days ago
Social Media

TikTok, the App Super Popular With Kids, Has a Nudes Problem

TikTok is seen as being child-friendly. But a section of the social media platform is dedicated to hunting for nude images from its underage users.
Joseph Cox
12.6.18
Censorship

Tumblr’s Algorithm Thinks Vomiting Unicorns, Raw Chicken, and Boot Cleaners Are Porn

Users have been sharing their innocuous posts that have been deemed #TooSexyForTumblr.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.4.18
Another Day Another Hack

Quora Announces Data Breach of 100 Million Users

The data includes email addresses and hashed passwords, as well as already public information.
Joseph Cox
12.4.18
Twitter

Twitter Is a Hellscape, So this Plugin Sends Tweets to Your Inbox

For those of us whose jobs require at least some use of the social network, there are now ways to take a bit of a break.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.3.18
Opinion

The Internet Doesn't Need Civility, It Needs Ethics

The civility debate sidesteps how false assumptions about harm online, coupled with the affordances of digital media, encourage toxicity
Whitney Phillips
Ryan M Milner
11.20.18
Terraform

I Like Your Bangs

When we finally meet in person, years after I abandoned my account, I have to rub my eyes to make sure I hadn’t just blinked through a particularly vivid afterimage.
Lilian Min
11.11.18
RACISM

Twitter Is Sorry 'Kill All Jews' Was a Trending Topic

The hateful phrase was trending in New York after a synagogue was vandalized with graffiti ahead of an event featuring Broad City actress Ilana Glazer.
Sarah Emerson
11.2.18
Twitter

This Tiny Picture on Twitter Contains the Complete Works of Shakespeare

“I was just testing to see how much raw data I could cram into a tweet," the computer science undergraduate behind the demonstration said.
Joseph Cox
10.31.18
Cheetah Poaching

Traffickers Are Using Instagram and YouTube as Black Markets for Live Cheetahs

A new report identified more than 900 advertisements for poached cheetahs on social media.
Sarah Emerson
10.23.18
Disinformation

Russian Woman Charged With Influencing US Elections on Social Media

Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova was part of a wide-ranging project to influence the 2016 and 2018 election on social media.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.19.18
Bears

It’s Big Boy Season: Vote for the Fattest Bear

For brown bears, the fatter the better, because body fat means strong chances of winter survival.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.3.18
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