Derrick Clifton is an identity and culture reporter and columnist. His work has appeared on NBC News, the Guardian, Vox, the Root, Quartz, MSNBC, HLN, and Mic. He is the communications manager for ProPublica Illinois.
How an Oath Keeper brought QAnon to the masses
How JuiceLand strikers and ride-hailing drivers are organizing online
‘Love Island’ and the future of the reality TV-to-influencer pipeline
"Because it's 2015."
On Nov 6, 2015 by Derrick Clifton
A 'read the fine print' argument will trump common sense.
On Nov 5, 2015 by Derrick Clifton
Twitter just broke hearts all over social media, but the real reason may surprise you.
On Nov 3, 2015 by Derrick Clifton
Your smartphone is not the problem here.
On Oct 29, 2015 by Derrick Clifton
A costume is not consent. Period.
On Oct 28, 2015 by Derrick Clifton
Officer Fields came. He saw. He brutalized.
Black hair is beautiful. But that doesn't mean it's yours to pet
On Oct 23, 2015 by Derrick Clifton
Sticks and stones might break my bones, and trolling could actually hurt me.
On Oct 22, 2015 by Derrick Clifton
The service should have been legal all along.
On Oct 20, 2015 by Derrick Clifton
When it comes to Internet snooping, everyone's speaking a different language.
On Oct 19, 2015 by Derrick Clifton
The real lesson from Facebook's most recent, big move.
On Oct 16, 2015 by Derrick Clifton
What happens when apps created for 'safety' perpetuate bigotry?