Matt Taibbi, who Musk solicited to write the Twitter Files, says he’ll start using Substack’s new Twitter clone.
Author: Taylor Lorenz
Congress had a lot to say about TikTok. Much of it was wrong.
‘Nyquil chicken’ and the ‘blackout challenge’ were phenomena before TikTok existed.
Hollywood, music industry brace for a TikTok ban
Since the last time the U.S. government considered banning TikTok in 2020, the app has evolved from a social platform supporting content creators to an entertainment powerhouse.
Instagram users are being served gory videos of killing and torture
The videos have become away for meme pages to up their engagement, helping them raise their income from advertising.
How a viral teen app became the center of a sex trafficking conspiracy
The app quickly took off with teens, until an unfounded rumor, repeated by police and TV, linked it to sex trafficking.
How Twitter’s contentious new fact-checking project really works
In private chats, a cadre of volunteers is shaping a new approach to policing misinformation — one Elon Musk has endorsed as he scales back on professional debunkings.
Inside the Dem’s elaborate attempt to woo TikTok influencers
The creators with a combined following of 58 million on the app met with President Biden and former president Barack Obama.
Study of large incel internet forum raises alarms about its growth
More than 2.6 million visit the incel forum each month, where their posts often endorse rape and mass murder, according to the Center for Countering Digital Hate.
Twitter account Libs of TikTok blamed for harassment of children’s hospitals
The growing worries about violence have prompted raging debate inside Twitter over whether the Libs of TikTok account should be suspended.
Can getting dunked on online win an election?
Long-shot candidates build social media clout, and donor lists, by “running against villains.”