In the wake of yesterday’s terrorist attack on London Bridge—one that left at least seven people dead—Facebook has announced its intent to render its platform “hostile” to terrorists.
Within hours of Beyoncé Knowles posting a multi-photo Instagram of a recent night out, one of its images—of the singer speaking to a restaurant employee while pointing at a menu—instantly received the attention of funny internet people who began imagining what she was saying, thereby becoming what we often refer to as…
Days after Congress signed away your right to internet privacy, the Washington Post reports that protesters have donated over $200,000 to buy internet histories of Republican politicians. While a funny idea, donating to these campaigns is about as advisable as running your bills through a paper shredder and using that…
On Sunday, a 28-year-old man from Salisbury, North Carolina, fired shots inside a pizzeria in northwest Washington, D.C. Armed with an assault rifle, he later told police he wanted to “self-investigate” a fraudulent election conspiracy theory connected to Hillary Clinton.
For the past 11 years, an eternity in internet time, Reddit has touted itself—repeatedly, and loudly—as the place to have “authentic conversations” online. For a variety of reasons, that sentiment has always rang hollow. Now, Reddit, in its goal to be a laissez-faire haven of (relatively) free expression, has been…
Facebook knows everything about you. What if they could diagnose your state of mind and suggest articles, or heck, medical treatment based on the facial expressions in your profile photos?
As a woman and public figure, Sam Bee gets an awful lot of crap slung her way by the chatty Cathys of the internet, all equipped with opinions and thoughts and feelings that are so intelligent that they must be shared. Here, in the latest installment of “Real or Fake,” a “game” in which she guesses which comments are…
In the industry of internet writing, certain truths become doctrine: Anger is effective, outrage more so, and dead girls and women—particularly those abused and victimized and murdered—rule the attention game. They are the internet’s profane saints and they have always fueled the media, selling newspapers and…
Our world is crumbling, and thanks to the “miracle” of technology, we now face infinite exposure to just how bad it is. With the 2016 election in full swing—#ImWithHer, #CrookedHillary, #DeleteYourAccount, #Sad!—I, personally, am glued to a stream of morbid news, memes and really shitty Trump tweets.
Two book nerds found each other through Twitter, so who are we to say that love is dead?
On Friday, StarWipe announced that it would officially be shutting down operations after less than a year of existence. The website, which is owned by The Onion, was intended to be a satirical take on celebrity gossip sites.
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In an economy where the idea of a woman is often more commercially appealing than the actual presence of one, it is seemingly a natural development that the White Girl brand is now run by a group of men.
French authorities have launched an investigation after a 19-year-old woman broadcasted her own suicide on Periscope.
Documents obtained by The Sacramento Bee reveal that the University of California, Davis spent $175,000 to erase references to a November 2011 video that captured the pepper-spraying of students. A particular still, which shows a helmeted police officer pepper spraying a line of sitting, peaceful protesters, went…
On Monday, the Guardian launched a new series focused on internet abuse and harassment called “The Web We Want,” by turning inward.
During a panel at SXSW on Saturday, Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) introduced a proposal for a bill that would devote $20 million to prosecuting cybercrime.
For all its benefits, the rapid development of social media has brought with it new occasions for exploitation and harassment — and oftentimes these offenses go unpunished. But women are mobilizing to combat one especially pernicious form of online sexual violence: revenge porn.