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Grace Stanley


Grace Stanley is the Deputy Editor of Passionfruit, the Daily Dot’s sister site for creators, covering the latest creator news, labor issues, tools, and community resources. Grace’s work has been seen by millions on the Daily Dot. Starting as a reporter covering trending internet culture stories, they have become a go-to resource on all things related to the creator economy.

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Passionfruit newsletter: Copyright, copyright, copyright

Apparently, copyright abuse is our beat now at Passionfruit.

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Scarlett Johansson’s ChatGPT controversy sets an important precedent for creators

Something crucial is brewing with celebrities and AI.

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The Twitch streamers and Insta baddies of the MCU

Fans might be willing to overlook bad CGI, but not a denouncement from their favorite creator.

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Can gamer rage be used for good?

Gamers are angry, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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Esports group FaZe Clan ‘reboots,’ cutting 17 creators from its team

17 creators were kicked out of the org.

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Should creators be concerned about Instagram’s AI developments?

Instagram seems more interested in creating bad AI influencers than fixing its broken system.

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Dear President Biden: TikTokers pen open letter to ‘stop the ban’

A collective of TikTokers is asking Biden to stop a potential TikTok ban in the United States.

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The conspiracy and camaraderie of the eclipse

The eclipse yesterday demonstrated the dichotomy of digital life.

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YouTuber Andrew Callaghan speaks out against copyright strike from FOX5

His 97-minute documentary was taken down without warning.

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Morgpie is an innovator

Twitch streamer Morgpie took green screening to a whole ‘nother level. On her butt.

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Creators are embracing reality TV—here’s why they should reconsider

Creators like MrBeast are joining the reality TV world. But that world is facing an ethical reckoning.

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Sell or be banned: Why the latest bill to ban TikTok won’t solve the problem

A blanket ban is not the solution.

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Google axes unionized YouTube Music workers

The timing seems a little suspicious, to say the least.

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Passionfruit newsletter: How much money do creators really make?

The answer might be less than you’d expect.

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Passionfruit newsletter: Nepotism in the creator economy

Creators like MrBeast are hiring their friends and family members. But what happens when a mom-and-pop shop turns into a social media empire?

On by Grace Stanley

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