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How to Spot a Fake Beauty Review
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Reddit Bans Major QAnon Hive, r/GreatAwakening
Where will the conspiracy theorists head now?
Gamergate Reddit Forum Founder Tries to Shut Down Monster of His Own Creation
Reddit’s Kotaku in Action was temporarily taken offline on Thursday night.
A Reddit Forum Devoted to Thanos Is About to Ban Half of Its Members
It’s about balance or something.
avengers infinity war
Good News, That Character You Were Worried About Survived
At a recent appearance, co-director Joe Russo revealed that one fan-favorite did indeed survive.
Posts Indicate Suspect in Toronto Attack Was Radicalized on 4chan
Alek Minassian seems to have spent a lot of time on 4chan.
‘I Fundamentally Believe That My Time at Reddit Made the World a Worse Place’
A conversation with former Reddit product head Dan McComas on the problems with Reddit, Twitter, and the rest of the web.
Q&A With Ellen Pao on Reddit, Facebook, and the Future of the Internet
Ellen Pao, former Reddit CEO, discusses Reddit’s focus on growth, Facebook’s homogeneity, and whether anything can be changed.
An Apology for the Internet — From the Architects Who Built It
Even those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created. A breakdown of what went wrong.
Tinder Helped Me Say No
Tinder made it okay to be mad when people overstep my boundaries.
kids in restaurants
Great Reddit Thread Reveals What Kids Draw at Restaurants That Give Them Crayons
“Waiters and waitresses of restaurants that offer crayons to children, what’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen a child draw?”
Redditors Have a Totally Fascinating Hatred of This Microwave Drawer
Who knew people had such strong feelings toward a state-of-the-art appliance?
Would NYC Transit Be Better If Subway Stops Were Actually Subway Sandwich Shops?
It probably wouldn’t be worse.
Reddit and Twitter Ban AI-Generated Porn ‘Deepfakes’
These videos use computer algorithms to seamlessly edit celebrity faces into porn.
Talking Basement-Dwellers With Reddit’s New Favorite Philosopher
12 Rules for Life
author Jordan Peterson is a sudden celebrity as a tough-love self-help guru.
Norm Macdonald Might Get to Host His Own Talk Show for Netflix
Norm Macdonald fielded questions from fans today in a Reddit AMA assisted by The Washington Post, and he dropped some pretty big news for fans […]
Mike Cernovich’s Reddit Ask Me Anything Went About As Well As You’d Expect
Unhinged “citizen journalist” Mike Cernovich decided he wanted to get viciously roasted online, and Reddit was happy to make it happen.
The Great Bitcoin Freak-out Is Generating Some Great Freak-outs
Thoughts and prayers.
This Video-Game Company Now Has the Most-Hated Comment in Reddit History
Players are mad they have to play a game for a long time to get a reward.
Reddit Just Banned This Controversial Forum for Hating Women
Pick-up artists beware.
The ‘Sh*tty Men in Media’ List Has Officially Been Weaponized
The crowdsourced list of alleged sexual abusers and harassers has been published in full on Reddit and Twitter.
Are Eleven and the Demogorgon in
Watch this convincing fan theory and decide for yourself.
Reddit Cracks Down on Violent Content, Removing Nazi Groups
Glorifying or inciting violence is now prohibited in most cases.
The 20 Most Terrifying Stories on the Internet
You probably shouldn’t read these before bed.
Today’s Internet Optical Illusion Is This Nausea-Inducing Floor
Look very closely at that dip in the floor.
“Pour Yourself a Scotch and Pull Yourself Together” and Other Answers from […]
John Cleese fielded a bunch of questions from fans today in a Reddit AMA to promote his upcoming Monty Python Q&A tour, and unsurprisingly, […]
Matching Your Socks to the Subway Floor Makes for a Good Optical Illusion
What’s a floor? What’s a sock? What is the meaning of life?
4chan Isn’t Dealing So Well With Steve Bannon’s White House Resignation
fake beauty news
Lululemon Totes Are Spreading Questionable Sunscreen Facts
Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Goes on
, Airs Random User’s Comments
Another classic Jimmy Kimmel prank!
Did CNN ‘Blackmail’ a Redditor Over His Trump Wrestling GIF?
There isn’t really a middle ground between sober and objective news organization and righteous internet vigilante gang.
Reddit’s Co-founder on Prepping for a Baby With Serena Williams
Alexis Ohanian talks to the Cut about preparing for the birth of his child with Serena Williams.
Woman Claims She Bought an Avocado With a Bullet Inside It
The fruit’s finding more inventive ways to destroy young people.
Imzy, the Nice Reddit, Follows the Alt-Right Reddit, Voat, to the Grave
Imzy was founded two years ago by an ex-Reddit employee as a friendlier alternative.
New Hampshire Lawmaker Who Founded Misogynistic ‘Red Pill’ Reddit Forum Resigns
Representative Robert Fisher resigned just after a House committee voted not to punish him for his misogynistic online comments.
Is Donald Trump Getting His News From Reddit?
He probably didn’t find that old Rosie O’Donnell tweet on his own.
Reddit ‘Red Pill’ Founder ‘Never Hated Women’
A Republican lawmaker from New Hampshire comes under fire after it was discovered he founded a notoriously anti-woman subreddit.
Did You Know Owls Had Freakishly Long Legs?
Well? Did you?
Alt-Right Redditors Have Tanked Amy Schumer’s Netflix Ratings for ‘The […]
Amy Schumer’s new Netflix standup special The Leather Special debuted on the streaming network last week, and if you were to believe a lot of […]
Kellyanne Conway’s Weird Oval Office Sofa Picture Gets a Reddit Makeover
Conway reimagined as Lieutenant Kellyanne from
might be the best one.
‘Things You Did on Ambien’ Is Peak Reddit
Sleeping pills combined with internet access, what could possibly be better?
Dude Vows to Eat Picture of Jason Segel’s Face Daily Until Segel Eats One of His
Today marks day one.
These Are the Craziest Relationships Stories on Reddit
Just in time for Valentine’s Day.
When You’re Creeping Hard and Searching for a Perfect Meme to Explain It
A scene from
Spy Kids 2
is getting revived via memes.
The Alt-Right No Longer Has a Home on Reddit
The culling continues.
Will Trump’s Trolls Allow Him to End the Open Internet?
The trolls and activists among Donald Trump’s most fervent online supporters are divided about his likely internet policies.
Reddit Finds Trash Can That Looks Strikingly Like Donald Trump
The picture speaks for itself.
Man Makes Good on Reddit Promise to Give Cat Several Thousand Stern Looks
He promised one stern look for every Reddit upvote his post received … he got over 11,000 upvotes.
Allow Us to Explain How This Straight Pole Fits Through a Curved Hole
A good optical illusion unearthed from Reddit.
Today in Optical Illusions: Sliced Ham
Nothing to see here except a potentially blurry picture of some ham.