Colleen Hagerty

Colleen Hagerty is a multimedia journalist based in Los Angeles. Her work reflects how global communities are reckoning with our changing climate, social dynamics, technologies, and politics. You can find her bylines across BBC News and on outlets including Vox, OneZero, The Lily, US News & World Report, and Marie Claire.

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‘Spotify is aiding and abetting abusers’: Users call out streaming music giant for lacking a block feature

Most sites let you block an unwanted person. Spotify does not.

On Jun 11, 2021 by Colleen Hagerty

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How YouTube left short-form creators high-and-dry on 2 weeks of revenue

YouTube says the issue has been resolved. But the money is still gone.

On Apr 29, 2021 by Colleen Hagerty

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Creative freelancers ditch Working Not Working over fears Fiverr will destroy it

'They've lost the trust for me by joining Fiverr.'

On Feb 13, 2021 by Colleen Hagerty

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COVID-19 is helping revive an old American conspiracy about FEMA camps

An age-old American conspiracy is being revived thanks to COVID-19.

On Feb 11, 2021 by Colleen Hagerty

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The far-right hopes to destroy Joe Biden’s presidency with his own slogan

Joe Biden's dream for America is being sank before it even sets sail.

On Jan 15, 2021 by Colleen Hagerty

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Reddit bans mod of r/conspiracy after years of anti-Semitism accusations

The subreddit has devolved into pro-Trump, anti-vax content under Axolotl_Peyotl.

On Jan 8, 2021 by Colleen Hagerty

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Why this mainstream yoga site is now a hub for QAnon influencers

Gaia has a conspiracy theory problem.

On Dec 11, 2020 by Colleen Hagerty

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TikTok videos show classrooms full of unmasked students

'Back to school' hits different during the pandemic.

On Aug 6, 2020 by Colleen Hagerty

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Why a minor story about a sex trafficking grant blew up on Facebook

An analysis of Facebook's popular posts shows the reach of QAnon on Facebook.

On Aug 5, 2020 by Colleen Hagerty

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‘Daddy Karl Marx’ is having a moment on TikTok

The Communist Manifesto meets TikTok.

On Aug 5, 2020 by Colleen Hagerty

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Where the loved ones of COVID-19 victims still gather in groups to grieve

Without funerals, people are turning to Facebook to mourn coronavirus victims

On Aug 4, 2020 by Colleen Hagerty

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Even America’s Revolutionary Communist Party is endorsing Joe Biden

Well, sort of.

On Aug 3, 2020 by Colleen Hagerty

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Biden predicted Trump would try to delay the election months ago

Conservatives' old tweets calling Biden nuts for the idea quickly resurfaced.

On Jul 30, 2020 by Colleen Hagerty

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Why creatives are angry at Facebook’s new platform,

The new site had quite an introduction.

On Jul 29, 2020 by Colleen Hagerty

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Prominent anti-mask congressman tests positive for coronavirus

The Texas Representative was out without a mask hours before his diagnosis.

On Jul 29, 2020 by Colleen Hagerty