The social platform just banned the president’s most notorious internet fan club, as part of a sitewide purge of forums that “promote hate.”
Every plausible configuration of social media in 2020 is unpalatable.
Paranoia about secret government plots thrives in times of uncertainty, when strange things happen, and when people are bored. This summer is a trifecta.
It sometimes takes decades to find out.
Even a niche subculture built around magical cartoon horses is reckoning with racism.
Suburbia was never as bad as anyone said it was. Now it’s looking even better.
Social-media platforms can’t evade the scrutiny that so many other institutions in America are currently under.
The firms are all too eager to help the government manage the coronavirus crisis.
Even fed-up tech workers are paralyzed by Silicon Valley’s culture.
How Michigan’s attempt to automate its unemployment system went horribly wrong
Twitter fan accounts are organizing to support the protests, often before the celebrities they love say a word.
Online role-playing has taken a turn for the downright mundane.
The new executive order targeting social-media companies isn’t really about Twitter.
The online rage at Amy Cooper could prove to be a powerful deterrent.
Mutual-aid groups are distributing groceries and spare air conditioners via tools designed to turn labor into money as efficiently as possible.
Someone who looks like they’re always staying inside on Instagram may actually have a double life they’re hiding to avoid judgment.
The coronavirus pandemic is sparking baseless theories about the dangers of 5G. But the fear that wireless technology is slowly killing us isn’t new—and it doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon.
With the government flailing, the city’s citizens decided to organize their own coronavirus response.
Life is just four walls for many of us right now, but bizarre augmented-reality filters give us the illusion that it’s not.
A popular joke about entitled white women is now a big pandemic meme.
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