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Aaron Sankin


Aaron Sankin is a former Senior Staff Writer at the Daily Dot who covered the intersection of politics, technology, online privacy, Twitter bots, and the role of dank memes in popular culture. He lives in Seattle, Washington. He joined the Center for Investigative Reporting in 2016.

Mary Canty Merrill poses for a portrait at her home in Parker, Colorado on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

How activists of color lose battles against Facebook’s moderator army

For activists of color, Facebook’s censorship is a baffling maze with no clear exit.

On by Aaron Sankin

Andrew Anglin wearing Make America Great Again hat in front of white brick wall

Where in the world is America’s leading neo-Nazi troll?

Infamous neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin says he’s in Nigeria. Is he?

On by Aaron Sankin

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How an army of Twitter bots almost created a political pundit

This is how bots can dominate during presidential debates.

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A comprehensive list of sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump

‘I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that.’

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How the ‘Vagenda of Manocide’ meme turned into a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton

When life gives us vagendas, make vagendanade.

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This new site makes it easy for you to run for office

Getting started in the political process isn’t easy. That’s where RunForOffice.org comes in.

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The definitive ranking of Jeff Goldblum photos from a Facebook page that posts the same photo of Jeff Goldblum every day

Did your favorite make the top ten?

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Poll shows Donald Trump getting zero percent support among blacks in Ohio, Pennsylvania

‘I have a great relationship with the blacks. I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks.’

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Pomplamoose’s Nataly Dawn is ready for her close-up

The Pomplamoose songstress helped built the blueprint for YouTube music stars.

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Dominique ‘Sonic Fox’ McLean is at the top of his game

The world’s greatest Mortal Kombat player is ready for his close-up.

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How a Twitter bot turned the 2016 election into a giant Pokémon battle

‘Donald Trump wants to battle!’

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How to destroy an American family

The Straters’ lives have been devastated by relentless cyberattacks. And there’s nothing they can do about it.

On by Aaron Sankin, William Turton

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How to change your Social Security number if you get hacked

Diamonds may be forever, but your Social Security number isn’t.

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19 GIFs for winning any political argument on Facebook

No one wants to read your dumb political rant. GIF it instead.

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Meet Sonic, the anti-Comcast

Where protecting your privacy is the ‘right thing to do.’

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