The app that stoked the insurrection is gone, but something else is destined to replace it.
Following the riot at the Capitol, Trump supporters are having an existential crisis on Twitter.
After the Capitol riot, Twitter had no defense for keeping the president on the platform.
Multilevel-marketing companies rely on social media for recruiting. TikTok just became the first major platform to ban it.
Young people are weathering the pandemic by posting photos of themselves in 17th-century plague-doctor outfits.
After they were banned from Reddit, trans-exclusionary radical feminists became the latest of many toxic communities to simply build their own platform.
Trump is exempt from many of Twitter’s policies because of his status as a world leader. Come January, he could lose his favorite toy and most powerful weapon.
Conspiracy thinking in America had a huge night on Tuesday.
How the president changed life online—for better and for worse
Why the grandiose promises of multilevel marketing and QAnon conspiracy theories go hand in hand
By blocking the URL of a New York Post story without explanation, the company only stoked conspiracy theories.
Reactions to the president’s illness got weird fast.
Two years ago, Reddit had the internet’s biggest QAnon problem. Today, that problem is gone—but the company can’t really explain why.
Teens are making it big overnight, but that kind of fame can be a mixed bag.
Videos of people behaving badly have become so popular that filming one another is now a reflexive impulse.
How the domestic aesthetics of Instagram repackage QAnon for the masses
The tech giant’s new oddball social-media app is a testament to its power.
TikTok is on the chopping block. Instagram is pointless in lockdown. The best we can do is a hokey piece of software that takes us somewhere unexpected.
Two North Carolina groups are locked in a battle full of name-calling, conspiracy theories, and morbid memes.
For years, women on the internet have been writing conspiracy theories about celebrity pregnancies. What sparks them?