45 Important Things From Around The World Americans Might Have Missed In 2018
So. Much. Happened. This. Year.
"Yellow Vests" Are Sharing So Many Conspiracy Theories About The Strasbourg Shooting That Facebook Groups Are Locking Their Comments
Massively viral Facebook groups that were already extremely polarized and paranoid went into full-on meltdown on Tuesday night.
As The Yellow Vests Torched Cars In Paris, Millions Watched At Home On Facebook Live
Letting Facebook shares lead your political movement makes for a weird experience on the ground. Imagine Occupy Wall Street combined with SantaCon, with every genre of internet conspiracy theorist out in full force.
Paris Has Again Been Rocked By Violent “Yellow Vests” Protests
Protesters set off fireworks, chased away reporters, and smashed storefronts while others hurled objects at police, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.
The "Yellow Vest" Riots In France Are What Happens When Facebook Gets Involved With Local News
The Yellow Vests movement is what happens when you point Facebook's traffic hose at France's small towns. The question now is: How do you turn it off?
A 20-Year-Old Is Helping John McAfee's 2020 Campaign Team By Teaching Him How To Shitpost About Anime
"It's a changing world. Anything goes. This absurd future may not be the one you want, but nothing is out of the question anymore," said Zoe Nawar.
Here's What Happens When You Bring Steve Bannon Onstage And Try To "Scrutinize" His Ideas
Steve Bannon keeps getting invitations to journalism conferences, but interviewing him before an audience doesn't seem like the best way to thoughtfully break down his spin.
A Far-Right YouTuber Has Been Secretly Recording NGO Workers Inside One Of Europe’s Worst Refugee Camps
The release of Lauren Southern’s video has huge implications for the safety and security of both the refugees at Moria camp and the volunteers working there.
The Far-Right "Donald Trump Of Brazil," Jair Bolsonaro, Has Been Elected The President Of Brazil
Bolsonaro defeated leftist candidate Fernando Haddad with 56% of the vote Sunday night.
This Is How We Radicalized The World
On Sunday, far-right evangelical Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil. The era of being surprised at this kind of politics is over. Now we have to live with what we've done.
YouTubers Will Enter Politics, And The Ones Who Do Are Probably Going To Win
A group of twentysomethings leveraged their huge YouTube audiences and actually won seats in Brazil's federal and state elections. What happens next is anyone's guess.
As Facebook Shows Off Its "Election War Room," A Massive WhatsApp Scandal Hits Brazil
The timing of Facebook's announcement throws into question how serious the company is about actually fighting misinformation in Brazil's election.
This Election Offered A Window Into WhatsApp's Wild, Sometimes Fact-Free World
"What we do know is that people trust the information they see in a WhatsApp group and are more likely to read every message that comes into the platform."
Everything You Need To Know About Jair Bolsonaro, The "Donald Trump Of Brazil"
Bolsonaro has been called one of the most dangerous politicians in the world — and at the end of the month, he may become the next president of Brazil.
The Son Of "Brazil's Trump" Asked People To Share Photos Of Voting Machines To Fight Fraud. The Only Problem Is, That's Illegal.
Supporters are also posting photos of their guns next to voting machines, which is...also not great.
This Woman Says The Guardian's In-House Security Expert Attempted Phishing To Flirt With Her
The security expert told the woman in an email that he'd been trying to use a PayPal receipt to get her personal information, to help protect “her digital footprint”.
Reddit's Largest Pro-Trump Subreddit Appears To Have Been Targeted By Russian Propaganda For Years
A handful of articles from websites with connections to Russia's infamous troll factory have been shared thousands of times on /r/The_Donald.
Someone Drew Bowser From "Mario" As A Sexy Girl And Now Everyone's Horny For Bowser
Look, you clicked on this article, OK? You knew what you were getting into.