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  1. facebook
    What Was Leaked in the Facebook Papers?A guide to the newly reported revelations from a trove of internal company documents shared by a company whistleblower.
  2. politics
    Trump Still Really Wants His Twitter Account BackHe has asked a federal judge to make Twitter reinstate his account.
  3. encounter
    Streaming With Hasan Piker, the AOC of Twitch“I’m a political commentator with, like, stans.”
  4. u.s. supreme court
    ‘Cussing Cheerleader’ Wins in Supreme Court Free-Speech CaseThe Court decided 8-1 that obscene student tirades made on social media are protected unless they disrupt public-school activities.
  5. extremism
    Is Trump Going to Fade Like Sarah Palin?The good news is that he could lose his audience. The bad news is that it would take someone even more terrifying to come along.
  6. social media
    Trump’s Facebook Ban Upheld by Oversight BoardTrump won’t be allowed back on the platform for now, but the board said Facebook must review its “standardless penalty of indefinite suspension.”
  7. cryptocurrencies
    The Mysterious Influencer Stock Market Worth $1 BillionThe idea behind BitClout is to create a crypto marketplace for shares in public reputation. But why all the shady tactics?
  8. encounter
    Zooming With TikTok’s Right-Wing PunditChristian Walker wants to be the face of Gen-Z conservatism.
  9. politics
    Biden to Pull Neera Tanden’s NominationUndone by mean tweets.
  10. neera tanden
    Tanden’s Nomination Won’t Make or Break the Biden PresidencySome Beltway pundits are inflating this story well beyond its significance.
  11. encounter
    The 65-Year-Old Helping to Un-Deplatform ParlerJeffrey Wernick is not your typical tech investor.
  12. extremely online
    The Capitalist Case for Overhauling TwitterWe know it’s terrible for society. But it’s also a terribly run company.
  13. extremely online
    Okay, You Can Unmute @POTUS NowThe Twitter handle is under new management.
  14. end-times
    The Most Important Takeaways From Big Tech’s Deplatforming of TrumpBetween San Francisco and Washington, the power shifts by the day.
  15. social media
    Amazon, Apple, and Google Cut Off Parler, Citing Failure to Moderate ExtremismThe site, which has been a haven for many on the far right, may not be long for this world in the aftermath of the Capitol riot.
  16. capitol riot
    READ: Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Block Trump ‘Indefinitely’“We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Zuckerberg said.
  17. silicon valley
    ‘Beginning of the End’: Scott Galloway on Antitrust Lawsuits Against FacebookFirst the government came after Google, now they want to break apart Mark Zuckerberg’s company. It’s part of a trend.
  18. donald trump
    House Overwhelmingly Passes Defense Bill Over Trump’s ObjectionsIt looks like Trump will end his relationship with Congress by vetoing a must-pass bill and then being rebuked by many in his own party.
  19. go go go joseph
    Lizzo, Lady Gaga, LeBron James and More Celebrate Joe Biden’s Election WinOf course Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted a Hamilton GIF.
  20. social media
    Twitter Adds ‘Friction’ to Limit Election Chaos, But Is It Enough?With one eye on President Trump, the company introduced a raft of changes to prevent dangerous misinformation from going viral on Election Night.
  21. tiktok
    What’s Going on With Trump’s TikTok Ban and the Microsoft Deal?As TikTok users continue to hold their looped breath, Microsoft is again trying to acquire the app after dealing with some Trump-prompted confusion.
  22. coronavirus
    Twitter, Facebook Delete Video Trump Tweeted Over COVID-19 MisinformationThe video, in which doctors decry masks and call hydroxychloroquine a COVID-19 cure, had millions of views and a Trump retweet before it was removed.
  23. the national interest
    Trump Threatens to Close Down Social Media for Challenging His LiesThe president isn’t pretending to have any neutral principles. He wants to control all media.
  24. vision 2020
    There’s Only One Way the ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ Matters“Enthusiasm” for a presidential general election candidate is usually exaggerated and often unimportant.
  25. coronavirus
    Lower Your Video Quality for the Greater GoodEveryone working and playing from home is taxing our internet infrastructure. You don’t need to watch everything in 1080p.
  26. no uggos
    TikTok Is Not The Internet’s EdenAccording to a report, moderators were advised to keep those with “ugly facial looks” & “dilapidated housing” off its front page.
  27. vision 2020
    How Low Will Democrats Go? Probably Not Low Enough.In a world of fake news and dank memes, this means they’re no longer very good at the internet.
  28. select all
    The Characters Who Dominated the Internet in 2019The VSCO Girl, the Area 51 Raider, the Wife Guy, the Too-Online Boomer, and more.
  29. who were the 2010s?
    Instagram’s Co-Founder on Creating the World’s FilterKevin Systrom talks truth, scale, and influencers.
  30. tech boot camp
    How to Block, Mute, and Avoid Your Enemies OnlineCleansing your feed has only grown more granular over time.
  31. spooky szn
    How ‘Spooky Scary Skeletons’ Became the Internet’s Halloween AnthemThe 23-year-old track, from the writer of the ‘Golden Girls’ theme song, has become a mainstay of the Skeleton War.
  32. life in pixels
    Coleen Rooney, Instagram SpycatcherThe WAG George Smiley acknowledges the truth: Social media makes spies of us all.
  33. politics
    It’s Hard to Overestimate the Ferocity of the Fight AheadYes, the Nixon and Clinton crises were intense, but they will pale in comparison to this one.
  34. sksksksksk
    VSCO CEO Reacts to Summer’s Biggest Meme, the ‘VSCO Girl’“A VSCO girl doesn’t define everyone on VSCO. Yeah, it defines a group that’s there, for sure, but there’s so many more.”
  35. vision 2020
    How the Trump Campaign Is Taking a Cue From Hillary ClintonThe Trump team is taking a cue from Clinton’s 2016 campaign as it looks toward 2020.
  36. checking in
    You Might Not Be Checking In on Foursquare, But Foursquare Is Checking In on YouThe company has become a data-harvesting success story — and is still trying to figure out whether that’s “cool or creepy.”
  37. social media
    Why Celebrities Fall for the ‘New Instagram Rule’ HoaxPlatforms need broad licenses to exist. That doesn’t mean users shouldn’t be worried.
  38. vision 2020
    Everybody Hates Trump’s Twitter Addiction, and It Could Become a Campaign IssueEven people who don’t mind the president’s lying and racism are tired of his tweets.
  39. 🙄
    Senator Josh Hawley Wants to Outlaw Infinite ScrollingHawley’s newest anti-tech bill targets the symptoms, not the disease.
  40. stances
    What It Means to Do It to EmFeet apart, hands clasped, ready to do it. To who? Em.
  41. the national interest
    President Trump Says Only Trump Supporters Deserve Free Speech“To me free speech is not when you see something good and then you purposely write bad.” Uh, yes it is?
  42. vision 2020
    Team Trump Says Polling Is ‘a Joke.’ Is There Any Truth to That?The more you look at the Trump campaign’s efforts to discredit polling, the more it discredits itself.
  43. life in pixels
    The White House’s ‘Tech Bias’ Reporting Form Is a Masterpiece of TrumpismThe White House’s call for stories of bias on social media is the apotheosis of the administration’s belief system.
  44. twitter
    How My Aversion to Twitter Became CoolI kept resolving to keep up more with Twitter, until suddenly I found myself ahead of the curve.
  45. life in pixels
    Group Chats Are Making the Internet Fun AgainThe triumphant return of aimless digital chatter.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. life in pixels
    Joe Biden’s Bad Announcement Tweet Was a Good Boomer PostThe oddly punctuated tweet in which Joe Biden announced his presidency was the most authentic possible format for a 76-year-old man.
  49. studies
    80 Percent of Tweets Come From 2 Percent of AmericansA new survey finds that young Democrats are overrepresented compared to the general population.
  50. social media
    For Democrats, Twitter Is Not Real Life. But It Could Be.Liberals on social media are not representative of the Democratic electorate. But the activists and elites who set partisan agendas never are.
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