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    Tech Companies Are Sorry Only When They Get CaughtGoogle gave $150,000 in free ads to an anti-abortion organization that falsely advertised crisis pregnancy centers as real abortion providers.
  2. apple
    Apple Finally Says It’ll Fix Its Crappy MacBook KeyboardIn caseeeeee you’reeeeee typing likeeeee this.
  3. this is coconuts
    Why Everyone Is Tweeting About Pee and Coconut WaterYes, that social media manager is holding a jar of her own piss.
  4. influencers
    My Afternoon With ‘Curvy Wife Guy’I met up with a guy whose Instagram I’d devoted hundreds of words to making fun of. Was it possible we’d get along?
  5. influencers
    My Afternoon With ‘Curvy Wife Guy’I met up with a guy whose Instagram I’d devoted hundreds of words to making fun of. Was it possible we’d get along?
  6. this is dumb
    Dude Raises $1.6 Million for ‘Liquid Death’ … Which Is Just Tallboy Water CansThe cans are tallboys and sell for nearly $2 apiece.
  7. life in pixels
    Is Instagram’s Future Just Snapchat’s Past?The platform is testing getting rid of like counts.
  8. the tweet beat
    You, Too, Can Live Like Jack Dorsey (by Drinking Saltwater and Living in a Tent)A Faraday tent with an infrared sauna inside. Okay, sure, Jack.
  9. fyre festival
    This Is Billy McFarland’s Fyre Festival Comeback PlanMcFarland has been writing memoir pages by hand and mailing them from prison to his girlfriend for transcription.
  10. hate speech
    Facebook Announced Ban on Far-Right Extremists Before Actually Banning ThemFacebook and Instagram banned Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos, among a list of other extremists.
  11. hate speech
    Facebook Announced Ban on Far-Right Extremists Before Actually Banning ThemFacebook and Instagram banned Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos, among a list of other extremists.
  12. facebook
    Does Facebook’s Privacy Pivot Really Mean Anything?Intelligencer writers discuss whether the company’s new strategy is as much of a sea change as it appears.
  13. operation varsity blues
    More Parents Are Afraid They’ll Be Caught in College Admissions ScandalAccording to a new report, some parents in Southern California are freaking out about the possibility that they’ll be charged too.
  14. operation varsity blues
    More Parents Are Afraid They’ll Be Caught in College Admissions ScandalAccording to a new report, some parents in Southern California are freaking out about the possibility that they’ll be charged too.
  15. life in pixels
    On the Internet, You Can Run But You Can’t HideSomebody blocking you on Instagram doesn’t mean you can’t still see their posts.
  16. no thank you
    Do Not Tell Facebook Your CrushFacebook’s new Secret Crush dating feature seems like a terrible idea if you care at all about your privacy.
  17. take a lactaid buddy
    As Cheddar Sells for $200 Million, Key Question Remains: Isn’t That Swiss?An internet beef with a side of cheese.
  18. viral video
    That Chin-on-Palm Video Is, of Course, a TikTok Meme ChallengeIn the video, a guy stretches out his palm and a woman repeatedly runs to put her face in it. Sound weird? Let’s discuss.
  19. google
    Google Appears to Be Retaliating Against Walkout OrganizersOne woman said she was told to take a sick leave despite being perfectly healthy.
  20. instagram
    Curvy Wife Guy Proud to Announce Curvy Wife Is ‘Carrying His Seed’Congrats to the whole curve-loving family.
  21. mueller time
    Sorry, Peelievers: The Only Trump Tapes in the Mueller Report Sound FakeThe Mueller report reveals Team Trump was interested in compromising tapes believed to be in Russia’s possession — but it appears they weren’t real.
  22. mueller time
    Very Normal President Celebrates Mueller Report With Game of Thrones Tweet“NO COLLUSION,” the tweet reads in the show’s signature font.
  23. mueller time
    Very Normal President Celebrates Mueller Report With Game of Thrones Tweet“NO COLLUSION,” the tweet reads in the show’s signature font.
  24. what the zuck?
    Anecdotes Reveal Things Are Still Really Messed Up Inside FacebookWired has new details, from staff following reporters into the bathroom to fallout from the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.
  25. college admissions scandal
    College Admissions Scam Fallout: What Happened to Everyone in the ScandalUSC has rejected several applicants, influencer Olivia Jade Giannulli lost major endorsement deals, and Hallmark is done with Lori Loughlin.
  26. college admissions scandal
    College Admissions Scam Fallout: What Happened to Everyone in the ScandalUSC has rejected several applicants, influencer Olivia Jade Giannulli lost major endorsement deals, and Hallmark is done with Lori Loughlin.
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    If I Were Alex Jones I’d Team Up With Logan Paul, TooPaul hosted Jones on a two-hour podcast episode this week.
  28. the tweet beat
    It Must Be Nice to Be a Tech DudeJack Dorsey says he only eats one meal, five days a week.
  29. anthropaulogy
    It Appears Logan Paul Has Teamed Up With Alex JonesPaul hinted that Jones would appear on his podcast this week.
  30. the tweet beat
    It Must Be Nice to Be a Tech DudeJack Dorsey says he only eats one meal five days a week.
  31. media
    Gizmodo Media Group’s New Boss Has Some Thoughts About Company ValuesThe Gizmodo staff is feeling cautiously optimistic about the company’s new owners.
  32. instadrama
    Guy Says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Stole His Instagram HandleSomeone woke up this week to find that his Instagram handle of three years suddenly belonged to the royal family.
  33. we live in hell
    Trump Tweets Doctored Video of Joe Biden Fondling HimselfDon’t really know what else to say here.
  34. instadrama
    Guy Says Prince Harry and Meghan Stole His Instagram HandleKevin Keiley woke up this week to find that his Instagram handle of three years suddenly belonged to the royal family.
  35. the tweet beat
    Twitter, Meet the College Kid Whose Hot Model Dad Became a MemeCollin Hayslett’s dad is 45, a former pastor pursuing a modeling career … and he’s happily married.
  36. what the zuck?
    Happy April Fools’ Day. Facebook Says It’s Going to Be More Transparent.Despite the timing, Facebook is serious: a new feature allows users to get more information about why specific posts appear in their feeds.
  37. hoaxers
    Alex Jones, Under Oath, Testifies ‘Psychosis’ Made Him a Sandy Hook HoaxerJones is being sued by the parent of a Sandy Hook victim.
  38. google
    Google Pulls Conversion-Therapy App After Human Rights Campaign DingThe Human Rights Campaign suspended Google from its annual ranking of LGBTQ-friendly workplaces.
  39. the tweet beat
    Turns Out Twitter Is Capable of Giving People What They WantThe company is rolling out new options for dark mode users.
  40. twitter
    Twitter Might Flag Trump Tweets It Technically Ought to DeleteA potential new strategy from Twitter.
  41. online dating
    Today’s National Security Threat Is … GrindrThe app was bought by a Chinese company in 2018, but it’s looking to sell after the U.S. government raised concerns.
  42. get that money
    Why Is Stalking People on Venmo So Addictive?I can’t look away from my friends’ (and ex’s) Venmo feeds.
  43. operation varsity blues
    The Department of Education Is Investigating Schools in Varsity Blues ScandalEight schools are facing a “preliminary investigation,” including Yale and Stanford.
  44. anti-vaxx
    GoFundMe Becomes the Latest Platform to Ban Anti-Vax Misinformation CampaignsAnti-vax, or “vaccine choice,” campaigns have raised $170,000 in the last four years.
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    Take a Look at Very Funny Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand’s Meme ShirtThe New York senator and 2020 presidential candidate is back in Iowa and paying tribute to “Ranch Girl.”
  46. college admissions scandal
    What Every Kid in the College Admissions Scandal Knew About the ScamWhile it appears some teens participated, many were kept in the dark — though doctored photos and tests proctored by mom should have tipped them off.
  47. select all
    Bitcoin Tie Guy Is Breakout Star of the Elizabeth Holmes DocumentaryVenture capitalist Tim Draper chose to make a, uh, fashion statement in the HBO documentary about failed blood-testing start-up Theranos.
  48. whoops
    If You Posted Music on Myspace Between 2003 and 2015, It’s Probably GoneOver 50 million songs have reportedly been deleted.
  49. select all
    Unfaithful Boyfriend Meme Couple Reappears on Billboard in HungaryA meme that just won’t die.
  50. fix the subway
    A Foolproof Guide to Making Your Subway Misfortunes Go ViralRats. Sweat. Waterfalls. Just throwing out some ideas, here.
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