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News 2020-05-30T23:14:32Z
child militia

A video appeared to show a 'child militia' stationed near an Atlanta protest, but police said they're adult members of the National Guard

The Atlanta Police Department confirmed to Insider that the soldiers depicted in the viral video were adult members of the National Guard.
Culture 2020-05-30T06:50:24Z
tiktok cop

This TikTok cop from Arkansas said officers like Derek Chauvin 'tarnish the badge'

"We can't let this happen anymore," the officer said in a widely shared response to the video of Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd's neck.
Health 2020-05-29T21:17:34Z
anti-vaxx study

A map of anti-vaxxer Facebook users shows how they're better targeting neutral parties in the dangerous war against vaccine supporters on social media, according to a new study

Experts say that scientists and vaccination proponents need to get better at engaging on social media to combat vaccine misinformation.
Culture 2020-05-29T20:44:51Z

An Instagram meme account exposing badly behaved 'Karens' gained more than 1.6 million followers less than a week after it was made

Riley Beek and Blake Bell promoted 'KarensGoingWild' and 'KevinsGoingWild' with the couple's "memequeen" account, which boasts 6 million followers.
Culture 2020-05-29T20:16:45Z

Beauty YouTuber James Charles got drunk for the first time ever on camera, 'blacked out,' and did a cotton candy-inspired eyeshadow look

On his 21st birthday, James Charles took shots for the first time from a bottle of Don Julio 1492 tequila and filmed a video for his YouTube channel.
Culture 2020-05-29T20:11:18Z

In his statement about George Floyd, Obama praised 12-year-old Keedron Bryant for his powerful, viral song 'I just wanna live'

In his viral anthem 'I just wanna live,' 12-year-old Keedron Bryant sings 'I'm a young black man doing all that I can to stand.'
Culture 2020-05-29T19:47:39Z

People keep sharing the video of George Floyd. Some activists and mental health professionals are calling it 'pain porn' and begging them to stop.

Activists, members of the black community, and psychiatrists are asking their followers to stop spreading video footage of George Floyd's death.
Culture 2020-05-29T18:16:35Z

Trump got the cancel culture treatment when Twitter users trended #DonaldIsOverParty after the platform put a warning label on one of his tweets

After Twitter flagged a tweet from President Donald Trump for 'glorifying violence,' Twitter users trended the hashtag #donaldisoverparty.
Culture 2020-05-29T17:39:01Z

Mourners made Harambe trend on the 4th anniversary of his death, but some found it insensitive in light of protests roiling the US

The gorilla became the biggest meme of 2016 after he was shot and killed when a boy fell into his enclosure.
Culture 2020-05-29T16:42:31Z

People are posting Minneapolis protest footage to TikTok and 'This Is America' has become their anthem

TikTokers are using Childish Gambino's "This Is America" to highlight footage from Minneapolis, along with spotlighting American social issues.
Culture 2020-05-29T15:02:49Z

A woman who posted TikToks of herself bruised and tied up claimed she was kidnapped, sparking an interstate manhunt. Police say she was found 'not in any danger.'

After a young woman went viral on TikTok for alleging that she was kidnapped and abused, Arkansas State Police have found her "safe" in Missouri.
Culture 2020-05-29T14:35:37Z

A parenting YouTuber faced backlash for 'rehoming' her adopted son with autism after monetizing his videos. This is how the story unfolded.

Stauffer, who frequently featured her son and discussed his adoption process on her channel, told her subscribers she felt like "a failure as a mom."
Culture 2020-05-29T13:15:55Z

This woman is going viral for her hilarious anti-golf TikToks, but she's not in it just for the laughs

The 23-year-old comedian plans to use her newfound viral fame to spread her message — and take over Mar-a-Lago.
Entertainment 2020-05-29T09:24:21Z

Khloe Kardashian clapped back at a comment asking why her face looks so different in recent photos

Khloe Kardashian received a lot of comments on some of her latest selfies, saying she looks like a different person.
News 2020-05-28T22:17:00Z

Minneapolis mayor receives assistance from the National Guard as protests over George Floyd's death turn deadly and buildings go up in flames

Promising a "robust criminal investigation" into Floyd's death, the Justice Department said that federal criminal charges are being weighed.
Culture 2020-05-28T19:27:31Z

K-pop fans are organizing to keep Lady Gaga and Blackpink's latest single from trending online out of respect for #BlackLivesMatter

Lady Gaga and Blackpink released "Sour Candy" on May 28, but some fanbases are asking fans to not use the hashtag in support of #BlackLivesMatter.
News 2020-05-28T19:00:11Z

It's a bad week to be named Amy Cooper

Several Amy Coopers have received hate mail after being mistaken for the woman who called the police on a Central Park bird-watcher.
Culture 2020-05-28T18:24:55Z

After 2 stars of the TikTok Sway House were arrested, other members say they're being harassed, stalked, and doxxed

It appears avid fans of Sway LA are showing up at the group's Bel Air mansion following the TikTok collab house's latest controversy.
News 2020-05-28T17:03:28Z

Surveillance video of the moments leading up to George Floyd being pinned under a policeman's knee shows that he didn't resist arrest

An off-duty firefighter saw Floyd "go from struggling to unresponsive on the ground while handcuffed and subdued" by police, an incident report said.
Culture 2020-05-28T16:32:08Z

A woman in a wheelchair accused of trying to stab Minneapolis Target looters was recorded being sprayed with a fire extinguisher. Now she's become an internet flash point.

In a trending video, a woman identified only as "Jennifer" appeared to pull a knife on Target looters only to be sprayed with a fire extinguisher.
Culture 2020-05-28T14:23:25Z

Listen to Lady Gaga's latest 'Chromatica' single 'Sour Candy' featuring K-pop superstars Blackpink

On May 28, Lady Gaga released the latest "Chromatica" single "Sour Candy," featuring Jennie, Lisa, Rosé, and Jisoo of K-pop group Blackpink.
Culture 2020-05-28T13:40:57Z

Hilary Duff appeared to respond to baseless QAnon conspiracy theories saying that she was involved in child trafficking

Hilary Duff has responded to outlandish conspiracy theories spread by the QAnon movement that claimed she was involved in child trafficking.
Culture 2020-05-28T09:49:16Z

A company built an algorithm to write nonsensical work-from-home tips and made their employees follow them

Botnik Studios specializes in using predictive text and neural networks to come up with hilarious Harry Potter chapters, Oscar speeches, and now, WFH tips.
News 2020-05-27T21:28:19Z

'Make Whites Great Again' and 'All Lives Matter' trended on Twitter in the furor following George Floyd's death

"Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?" Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey asked, urging prosecutors to file criminal charges.
Culture 2020-05-27T21:05:06Z

JoJo Siwa fans think the teen star is ripe for a 'Miley Cyrus phase.' This is what the 2 stars have in common.

Teens are paying more attention to JoJo Siwa on TikTok as the former child star nears adulthood, and they're comparing her to Miley Cyrus.
Culture 2020-05-27T20:14:41Z

How the name Karen became a stand-in for problematic white women and a hugely popular meme

The Karen meme depicting women who ask to "speak to the manager" has become nearly ubiquitous online. Here is the meme's history and origin.
Culture 2020-05-27T18:20:36Z

Parenting YouTubers are receiving backlash from critics who say they 'rehomed' their adopted son with developmental disabilities after monetizing videos about him

Myka Stauffer, who shared her adoption journey with her 700,000 subscribers, told viewers that she felt like "a failure as a mom."
Culture 2020-05-27T17:58:10Z

When 2 famous TikTok house members were arrested on drug charges, they were road-tripping across the US in a controversial mid-pandemic adventure

The pair was arrested in Giddings, Texas, but usually live rent-free in a mansion in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Culture 2020-05-27T17:37:46Z

Teens on Instagram are making dark fan pages for a 23-year-old suspected of double murder

While parents of suspected killer Peter Manfredonia are asking for him to turn himself in, some teens are making morbid fan pages for him.
Culture 2020-05-27T15:21:37Z

A new 'parking lot Karen' is going viral on TikTok for physically blocking someone's car from an open parking spot

A TikTok shows a "Karen" blocking TikTok user @savsoares and her friend from parking by leaning on their car as she directed another car to park.
News 2020-05-26T23:50:00Z

The white woman who called 911 after a black bird-watcher asked her to leash her dog has 'voluntarily surrendered' her pet to an animal rescue

When the man said, "You're not going to like what I'm going to do next," Amy Cooper said she mistook it for a threat. His plan was to record the encounter.
Culture 2020-05-26T22:16:25Z

Doja Cat responded to people who tried to quarantine cancel her: 'good luck motherf-cker'

Doja Cat took to Instagram Live on May 26, addressing allegations about her participating in "racist chat rooms" and other recent controversies.
Culture 2020-05-26T21:45:05Z

A timeline of X Æ A-Xii, Grimes and Elon Musk's new baby who's dominated headlines and already had a name change

In just a few weeks, the infant has stirred up online speculation, prompted investigations into California state law, and inspired memes.
News 2020-05-26T17:35:16Z

A woman died before her wedding, and the would-be videographer created a website to harass her grieving fiancé after refusing to give him a refund

"We hope you sob and cry all day for what would have been your wedding day," the company apparently posted on social media. "Sorry, not sorry."
Culture 2020-05-26T17:14:19Z

2 prominent members of an LA TikTok house were arrested on drug charges during a cross-country quarantine trip

Bryce Hall, 20, and Jaden Hossler, 19, of the TikTok collective "Sway House" have been arrested on drug charges in Lee County, Texas.
Home 2020-05-26T16:57:07Z

Interior designers who have worked with Jeffree Star and James Charles told us what it's like to renovate the homes of famous YouTubers

Kate Albrecht and Joey Zehr, the experts behind Mr. Kate, have renovated the homes of popular YouTubers like Jeffree Star, the Dolan twins, and more.
Culture 2020-05-26T16:01:24Z

Grimes says that X Æ A-Xii's godmother is a K-pop idol she collaborated with in 2018

Grimes and Gowon previously collaborated in 2018 on the track 'love4eva,' which was performed by Loona/yyxy, a subunit of K-pop girl group Loona.
Culture 2020-05-26T14:46:00Z

Doja Cat harnessed viral moments to reach no. 1 on Billboard, but her online past has also resulted in controversial moments for the 'Say So' singer

Doja Cat has capitalized on viral moments over the past two years to propel her genre-bending blend of pop, R&B, and hip hop into mainstream culture.
Culture 2020-05-26T10:20:00Z

A YouTuber showed the devastating mental health impact of constant online hate with a raw video documenting her anxiety and panic attacks

Imogen Horton showed her 386,000 followers the real reason she wasn't uploading videos lately with raw footage of her struggles.
Culture 2020-05-25T19:53:40Z

Country singer Morgan Wallen thanked authorities for 'doing their job with class' after he was kicked out of Kid Rock's bar and arrested in Nashville

Morgan Wallen was reportedly arrested on Saturday night after being thrown out of a Nashville bar owned by Kid Rock.
Culture 2020-05-25T19:06:48Z

Doja Cat was canceled, and then uncanceled, for what some are calling her 'racist past.' Here's a timeline of the Twitter drama.

Doja Cat was accused of participating in racist chat rooms and came under fire for a song containing racist language. Some of her fans forgave her.
Culture 2020-05-24T18:34:52Z

Tana Mongeau is the latest influencer to join OnlyFans and charge fans for uncensored lewd content

During quarantine, influencers like Blac Chyna, Caroline Calloway, and now Tana Mongeau have pivoted to OnlyFans, charging fans for nude content.
Culture 2020-05-24T12:50:00Z

TikTok is breeding a new batch of child stars. Psychologists say what comes next won't be pretty.

Psychologists warn that outsized social media fame may pose longterm problems for the teen influencers who have become celebrities online.
Culture 2020-05-23T00:51:32Z

On Twitter, fans are writing laws and electing officials for Lady Gaga's fictional world of 'Chromatica'

Lady Gaga's highly anticipated sixth studio album, Chromatica, will debut on all streaming platforms May 29.
Culture 2020-05-22T20:22:53Z

'I was pretty irresponsible': PewDiePie reflected on his controversies in his first taped media appearance in years

The YouTube star's appearance on the 'Rabbit Hole' podcast was his first mainstream media interview in over 2 years.
Culture 2020-05-22T17:11:25Z

This horrifying YouTube short film starts out with relaxing ASMR and then includes a terrifying twist

In "Tingle Monsters," director Alexandra Serio plays an ASMR creator plagued by two types of male violence.
Culture 2020-05-22T16:08:47Z

K-pop groups are providing immersive virtual concerts for fans in quarantine, including AR golden dragons and big-display live cheering sections

The event managed to bring all of the magic of an in-person concert, allowing the performers and fans to connect with each other.
News 2020-05-21T22:32:02Z

Man who filmed the February shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery arrested and charged with felony murder

Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, was out for a jog when he was chased and killed by a white father and son, Gregory and Travis McMichael.
Lifestyle 2020-05-21T21:12:00Z

Roller skates are all over TikTok right now. Here's what to know if you're buying them for the first time.

Insider spoke with five roller skaters about how to get into the hobby, which skates to buy, and more.
Culture 2020-05-21T21:10:58Z

Why memes have been an effective tool for socialists and the young left

As memes have become a part of life for millennials and Gen Z, socialist ones have helped popularize a once-stigmatized political affiliation.
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