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Chris Stokel-Walker


Chris Stokel-Walker is a U.K.-based journalist and the author of TikTok Boom (2021) and YouTubers (2019).

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Elon Musk fans boldly claim he’s eliminated child abuse material on Twitter—experts say otherwise

The claim originated from one user.

On Nov 28, 2022 by Chris Stokel-Walker

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User error is leaving hundreds of thousands of Android devices open to takeover

User error leaves hundreds of thousands of devices open to takeover, claims one white hat hacker

On Nov 14, 2022 by Chris Stokel-Walker

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Has your Gmail spam filter gone to sh*t recently? You aren’t alone

And Republicans may be to blame.

On Oct 20, 2022 by Chris Stokel-Walker

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Why PayPal is at the center of a right-wing social media storm

Is PayPal preventing people from leaving?

On Oct 14, 2022 by Chris Stokel-Walker

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How ‘Bella Ciao’ became the viral anthem for the fight against authoritarians

The Italian protest song has a long and storied history—reinvigorated by TikTok and Twitter.

On Oct 6, 2022 by Chris Stokel-Walker

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When PayPal doesn’t pay: Businesses allege millions in funds held up for years

A number of businesses have been left flat broke, waiting for money.

On Sep 29, 2022 by Chris Stokel-Walker

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A tech startup with a wildly successful GoFundMe is now at the mercy of PayPal, which is holding over $1.3 million in sales hostage

PayPal is making Flipper jump through hoops.

On Sep 12, 2022 by Chris Stokel-Walker

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‘AI cannot be an excuse’: What happens when Meta’s chatbot brands a college professor a terrorist?

Chatbots can often be wrong. Is there any recourse?

On Aug 25, 2022 by Chris Stokel-Walker

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EXCLUSIVE: Leaked documents reveal TikTok’s online and IRL efforts to keep employees from talking about ties to China

Employees are told to keep quiet about it.

On Aug 5, 2022 by Chris Stokel-Walker