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Manifestation TikToks are modern day chain mail

TikToks misleading teens into thinking that the way the world works is based on TikTok audios is harmful.

On Jan 25, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

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Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes reinstated on Twitter

He might be America's most infamous antisemite—which is saying a lot.

On Jan 24, 2023 by David Covucci

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Previously unreleased memo from Jan. 6 Committee details social media failures ahead of Capitol riot

House members reportedly kept details out of the final report over fear of enraging conservatives.

On Jan 17, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

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TikTok’s ‘death row meal’ trend is in poor taste

Creators have called for changing the phrasing of the trend.

On Jan 11, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

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It’s OK to not have your full year planned out already

In 2023, we will not go crazy on planning.

On Jan 7, 2023 by Tiffany Kelly

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The 10 most online discourses of 2022

Subscribe to web_crawlr to get the best and worst of the internet in your inbox everyday.

On Dec 31, 2022 by Tiffany Kelly

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How was a ‘guess my weight’ TikTok filter a good idea?

The filter, no matter how it’s used, will always have adverse effects.

On Dec 21, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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Lensa’s AI avatars shows how easily we will hand over our photos to an app

I’d rather pay an artist to create avatars of me than an app.

On Dec 10, 2022 by Tiffany Kelly

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The problem with TikTok’s ‘ginger hair and freckles’ filter

Problematic filters still slip through the cracks.

On Dec 7, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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Spotify Wrapped shows once again how much we love roundups

It is nice when an app does the hard work for us. 

On Dec 3, 2022 by Tiffany Kelly

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Twitter alternative Hive forced to shut down over security vulnerabilities

The app was leaking private messages, posts, images, phone numbers, emails, and birthdates.

On Dec 1, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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‘I can’t have a personal life away from work?’: Cybersecurity worker reveals how companies do social media background checks on job candidates

'It should be illegal for a company to look at what you do in your personal time.'

On Nov 25, 2022 by Braden Bjella

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‘Heroin chic’ has made its way to TikTok

'People are making her problems explained in the sound into an aesthetic.'

On Nov 23, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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‘TikTok is an evil, evil place’: Influencer’s overdose death sparks accusations of toxic Disney fandoms, harassment

Ava Louise says harassment contributed to her friend's overdose.

On Nov 22, 2022 by Claire Goforth

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If Twitter changes, will its users stay?

People keep tweeting about leaving the app—or debating whether or not they want to leave the app.

On Nov 5, 2022 by Tiffany Kelly