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On TikTok, Gen Z “Harry Potter” fans edit themselves into the movies in a quest for escapism, representation and community.
"The most feared investor in America" has Twitter’s CEO in his sights
COVID-19 will bring with it a crisis of loneliness — and to solve it, we’re going to have to get creative
A network of right-wing operatives and activists — and the president himself — spread disinformation about Joe Biden with one simple hashtag.
Her legal first name will be ‘c’
President Trump said he and Vladimir Putin did not discuss reported Russian bounties for killing American troops. A new poll shows Mr. Trump and Joe Biden locked in a tight race in Georgia.
"I’m fucked up."
It’s June, which means that we have the longest day of the year to look forward to this month.
Some of the websites and apps that collect crime tips have crashed or been removed from the web.
Rick and Morty is one of the most beloved animated series of all time, but that doesn't mean there aren't other awesome shows on Adult Swim.
Did John Lewis’ tribute to Sir Elton John hit the mark, or has Iceland's tale of a despondent orangutan had more of an impact?
Teens and first-time voters who jumped into political organizing this year are expanding their TikTok-focused playbook in an effort to boost the Democratic Senate candidates in Georgia’s crucial runoff elections nex
There’s a big question mark hanging over the future of TikTok right now, in the form of what exactly will happen to its U.S. business come September 20, when President Trump said he plans to shut down the Chinese-owned app over security concerns. But in the meantime, it seems to be business a…
The women of Bravo's The Real Housewives franchise don't just fight and gossip. Many have quality brands that offer the perfect gift for the holidays.
The press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia prompted the similarly named luxury hotel to respond.
Helicopter parenting turned into surveillance with the debut of family-tracking apps like Life360. While the app can alleviate parental fears when setting younger kids loose in the neighborhood, Life360’s teenage users have hated the app’s location-tracking features so much that avoidin…
False and misleading information is being spread widely in Spanish, researchers say.
Advocacy groups have voiced concerns over the “alarming” amount of misinformation targeted to Latino communities prior to the election
Since the election, millions have migrated to alternative social media and media sites like Parler, Rumble and Newsmax.
During a bruising political season, many Americans are dropping friends and family members who have different political views. Experts say we should be talking more, not less.
The Emperor's New Groove came out 20 years ago, during a time when Disney's animation department was going through an identity crisis. The plot is simple: David Spade is a bratty emperor. Eartha Kitt and Patrick Warburton turn him into a llama. And John Goodman is the peasant who helps make things right. It was originally gonna be an epic musical, but then it became a comedy, a box-office disappointment, and now, we would argue, a beloved classic.
After banning the first Sacha Baron Cohen satire, the country has created tourism ads adopting its catchphrase.
When Samuel L. Jackson says something, people remember and (often) meme it. Here are the legendary actor's greatest quotes.
Presidential election results as ballots are counted in key states.
Campaigns and nonpartisan groups are trying to fill WhatsApp’s moderation void by joining big WhatsApp groups and asking community leaders to report items.
From "Girlfriends" to "The Good Place" to "Better Call Saul," we offer 50 great TV shows to choose from if you can't decide what to watch on Netflix.
“It’s a lot of young people very nervous about what’s happening and they’re trying to cope through jokes,” said first-time voter Riley Reed.
Key battleground states, like Arizona, Wisconsin and North Carolina, experienced the power of Indigenous activism and ballots.
Families have downloaded Goalsetter more than 60,000 times to help their kids learn about money.
As we might expect from their name, they’re not complaining. But that doesn’t mean they don't need our support or that they have nothing to say.
We ranked the top memes of the past 12 months, but only one could take the top spot and earn the title "Meme of the Year."
For some, the first upload to the newly rolled out, 24-hour-long Fleets function on Twitter was simply the word "No."
“This is more like a real housewives reunion than a debate lol,” one person tweeted.
From dealing with microaggressions to addressing stereotypes, small-town living can be isolating when you're Black.
These anime have outshone the manga they were adapted from.
Both President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden benefited from the high turnout of Latino voters. But prominent political advocacy groups said the election's results should send a resounding signal that Latinos can't be seen as a monolith.
Stranger Things is one of the most popular shows in Netflix history. But what is it that makes this series such a hit?
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot hailed a "new day for science" in the wake of President-elect Joe Biden's announcement of a new coronavirus task force, recording a mocking video to take a swipe at President Donald Trump, who has downplayed the virus and frequently disregarded his own health officials.
Grief over a celebrity death can be a strange loss. Stars like Maya Rivera, Kelly Preston and Nick Cordero are usually not people we actually know. Yet they're in our everyday lives through their art, creating a sense of connection.
On Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pushed back against claims that his company is too dominant by name dropping a list of his competitors. Almost all of the ones he cited were other Big Tech companies whose CEOs were appearing virtually beside him at that very moment in a high-profile antitrust hearing.
"Keep calm and carry on." "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." "Don't worry, be happy." These are the pithy, inspiring phrases and quotes that, historically speaking, have the power to steady us through challenging times.
President Donald Trump has made his view of Joe Biden's mental state and capacity very, very clear.
In Wednesday's early morning hours, Seattle police cleared the Capitol Hill Organized Protest area, a relatively quiet end to a demonstration that had evolved into an art party, a garden, a tourist attraction, a tent city, a presidential fixation and the scene of multiple shootings, two of them fatal.
Our critics sat down to talk about the Disney/Pixar adventure "Finding Nemo," the Week 6 winner in the Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown.
YTMND, the gif-and-looped-sound site was one of the earliest homes of internet culture
How a torrent of propaganda, lies and conspiracy theories has weaponized the First Amendment.
Scandalized parents and politicians ushered in warning labels in the 1980s. Now making clean versions of explicit songs means taking advantage of every possible revenue stream.
For years, we’ve been living inside a story defined by Donald Trump’s reality-TV worldview. America finally changed the channel.
Our institutions have failed to rein in Donald Trump. So people look to Big Tech.
Alan and Sarah Schaaf are the brother-sister team behind Imgur, one of the Internet’s most popular places for funny images and animal gifs. We’re thrilled that they’re going to talk in depth about cat gifs and other viral ways the company plans to grow at Disrupt SF 2015. Imgur is one of the …
Benedict Cumberbatch is a successful actor beloved by many. He's even become a meme legacy. Does he use a stage name or is Benedict Cumberbatch real?
Should we drop "The Star Spangled Banner" for Bill Withers' "Lean on Me"? Plus readers on a New York writer stirring the Eastside/Westside debate, Nick Cannon's apology and Kurt Andersen's review of the Mary Trump book.
The characters of Pixar's Finding Dory aren't exactly suited for the Harry Potter universe but if they were, where would they go?
Guardian investigation finds more than 3m aggregate followers and members support QAnon on Facebook, and their numbers are growing
I had been using sex as an ill-prescribed antidepressant, something to soothe me. Abstinence, I thought, was the only way to break my habit
Kieran, 36, hospital pharmacist, meets Tony, 28, marketing consultant
US institutions have a record that is far too patchy to wager the country’s democratic future on, warns Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik
One fundraiser for Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was shared more than 17,700 times by groups with more than 3.9m aggregate followers
Chats, audio and video obtained by the Guardian give a rare insight into the workings of a disturbing white supremacist group
‘Women aren’t supposed to feel like this anymore,’ writes Olivia Petter
With increasing talk of regulations around privacy and interference, Facebook can only do so much in preventing misleading or misinformation.
Since July, WorkMoney has been among the site's top 10 political ad buyers in states like Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Cries of voter fraud and calls to arms are gaining ground on alternative networks, then finding their way back to mainstream sites.
There should be a term for how, given enough time, every social app adds a chat feature. Maybe "Carson's Law", named after Johnny Carson, the king of chit-chat on late night TV. Well, Imgur's time has come.
Imgur, the image sharing service popular with Reddit users and a regular winner of the "best bootstrapped startup" award at the annual Crunchies event is no longer going it alone. Following acquisition rumors and courting by just about every VC firm in the Valley, the company is today announcing a …
If it can be purple, he'll make it happen.
Amid the celebratory memes rocketing around yesterday, other women of color who’ve cracked through ceilings have some advice: Buckle up.
Prior to this primary season, the conspiracy theorists had mostly kept their activities to the internet. But QAnon boosters are now aiming for elected office.
Christopher Krebs oversaw the defense of the 2020 elections — and vouched for their integrity afterward.
Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage readers of all political stripes. Here's an offering of the best of this week's crop, picked fresh off the Toonosphere. Edited by Matt Wuerker.
While the seinen anime genre has some amazing series that are loved globally, certain series thrive more in specific regions.
The Convention of States, an activist network, is working to make the protests more professionalized and media-friendly, advising rally-goers to bring hand sanitizer and not carry guns.
The future of the Republican Party will be decided by a clash between partial and fully unadulterated Trumpism.
Minnesota state Sen. Matt Little has built a national Gen Z following by embracing the app that other politicians shun.
A new Indiegogo campaign is trying to sell a Bluetooth phone accessory that’ll let you take calls on a plastic banana-looking thing. Novelty, yes. The device has a built-in microphone and speaker,...
May we heal from the pain of Reese's triple snub — for her roles in "The Morning Show," "Big Little Lies" and "Little Fires Everywhere" — with some laughter.
Legend of Zelda has countless hilarious moments.
TikTok is the breakout hit in social media apps at the moment — it’s currently ranked first in entertainment, and 12th overall in terms of download popularity on iOS, and 8th on Android in the US — and today it’s starting a partnership that should give it an even wider profi…
Trump is exempt from many of Twitter’s policies because of his status as a world leader. Come January, he could lose his favorite toy and most powerful weapon.
TikTok creators have been making anti-Trump videos without disclosing they were paid for.
For Daniel Levy, who created “Schitt’s Creek” with his father, Eugene Levy, the show meant six seasons of inventing a world he would want to live in, one guided by compassion and …
Democrats have criticised the social network for not doing enough to remove hate speech.
The controversial former Vote Leave campaign director has quit as the PM's top adviser.
Some see her as a symptom of a problem with modern parenting; others just see her as a good time.
How a 16-year-old from suburban Connecticut became the most famous teen in America
Nearly a year into her job, Finnish PM Sanna Marin says it's 'everyone's job to identify themselves'.
TikTok has become a boon for retailers in America. If it were to be banned, we'd be losing out on hundreds of millions of dollars.
Most decades in popular music have been defined by genres, formats or geographies, but the 2010s can be perhaps best defined by platform
User data that the Facebook-owned messaging app shares publicly is allowing dozens of outside apps to track aspects of WhatsApp users' online activity.
What does Imgur, one of the most highly-trafficked sites on the web, want to be when it grows up? Television.
Humor helps us take back control and connect—two things we have lost in our fight against the pandemic.
Even if you avoid the conspiracy theories, tweeting through a global emergency is messy, context-free, and disorienting.
About 100 videos of an offensive song were viewed more than six million times before it took action.
Social network apologises for allowing the use of discriminatory ad keywords it had meant to ban.
Social-media platforms can’t evade the scrutiny that so many other institutions in America are currently under.
Disney Plus’ “The Mandalorian,” Marvel’s “Avengers” films and Netflix’s “Stranger Things” are the top entertainment franchises, according to a …
Two North Carolina groups are locked in a battle full of name-calling, conspiracy theories, and morbid memes.
Amazon’s self-publishing arm gives extremists and neo-Nazis banned from other platforms unprecedented access to a mass audience.
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