Are Silicon Valley’s Autoreplies Taking Over Our Minds?
YOU GOT PLAYED
That Viral NYC Middle-Finger ‘Fight’ Video Was Staged
The New York City bird-flipping duel was just another viral stunt—of course. The video’s creator, Guy Blelloch, confirmed that it was staged.
Facebook Lets Users Post About Killing Immigrants
The company touts its new tech for catching hate speech. But neither the filter nor Facebook’s human monitors caught a hundred posts calling for people to be shot.
Sex Workers Fear Tumblr Ban Will Destroy Their Bottom Line
Tumblr had a more relaxed attitude toward sexual images than Facebook and Instagram did.
‘BLACK PEOPLE PROBLEM’
Facebook’s Diversity Problem, and Ours
The tech giant may have more posters about black lives mattering than it has black employees. And it’s hardly the only American company playing that game.
The Book That Explains Elon Musk's Paranoia
The electric car is no longer a fantasy, but perhaps the biggest challenge for Musk was learning how to borrow from the playbook of conventional car companies.
Your Beloved Smart Speaker May Curb Your Curiosity
Cornell researchers found that people who searched for their own products online considered three times as many options as those relying on recommendations from their devices.
‘Birds Aren’t Real’ Is the Conspiracy Theory Mocking QAnon
In an age where outlandish theories command national attention, members of Generation Z have turned disinformation into performance art.