Tag: Social Media

How Videos of Police Brutality Traumatize African Americans and Undermine the Search for Justice

The nightmare haunts Victor Dempsey even in his wakinghours, tightening his chest and snatching his breath. It is as if it’s waitingfor him, and when he sleeps there’s no escape. The dream first came to him whenhe was waiting for the verdict in the 2017 criminal trial of the police […]

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Cardi on the Half-Shell—and off IG: Behind-the-Scenes Scoop on How the ‘Money’ Maker Made Magic with Mugler

Cardi B attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Rich Fury (Getty Images for The Recording Academy) It was the statement dress that set the tone for a history-making night, and just the first of many designs by Mugler worn […]

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Justice Ginsburg made a public appearance last week — but the internet still thinks she’s dead

On Monday, the day before President Trump’s State of the Union Address, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attended a performance celebrating her life at a museum in Washington — her first public appearance since December. It did little to convince the internet’s most morbid conspiracy theorists that she wasn’t […]

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The Ongoing Assault Against Jasmine Eiland Proves How Hard Society Goes in Hating Black Women 

Photo: iStock (Editor’s note: The following article includes a description of a sexual assault and may be triggering to some. Please safeguard yourself accordingly.) On January 20, a woman was sexually violated—and at least 800,000 eyes watched. Nearly as many were callous in sharing the grim details of her assault, […]

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In Pakistan, a Pashtun Cry for Equality and Justice

I lost my home in 2009 when a major operation by the Pakistan military forced us to leave our village in South Waziristan in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan. Around 37 million Pashtuns live in this region that includes the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, the […]

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They Fixed Pornography

Every day, hundreds of men pay Dannii Harwood to enact their sexual fantasies and boost their self-esteem. Sometimes her clothes come off. Sometimes she dresses up as a nurse or a dominatrix. If a guy is a regular customer, she likely knows his birthday, the names of his children and […]

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Jeff Bezos Isn’t Afraid of Total Exposure

I cannot quite believe I am writing about Jeff Bezos’ sex life for the second time in two weeks, let alone about his penis. But Mr. Bezos brought all of himself back into the news on Thursday by writing a blockbuster post on Medium accusing American Media, which owns The […]

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Instagram sets new rules further restricting all self-harm content

Social media has drastically changed how we humans engage with each other and see ourselves in terms of self-worth. Anything can be dangerous in excess, but the impacts of social media on our individual psyches should not be ignored — especially when it comes to those who engage in self-harm activities. In light of this, Instagram, […]

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Gucci and Adidas Apologize and Drop Products Called Racist

Less than a week into Black History Month, in two episodes of retail déjà vu, Adidas and Gucci have apologized and pulled products criticized as racist. The offending Gucci item was an $890 black-knit women’s balaclava that could be pulled up over the lower half of the wearer’s face. The […]

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How to Stop Facebook’s Dangerous App Integration Ploy

In response to calls that Facebook be forced to divest itself of WhatsApp and Instagram, Mark Zuckerberg has instead made a strategic power grab: He intends to put Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger onto a unified technical infrastructure. The integrated apps are to be encrypted to protect users from hackers. […]

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Hershey Says ‘Manufacturing Process’ Is to Blame for Missing Tips on Kisses

Chocolate-loving aesthetes can take heart: The mystery of the tipless Hershey’s Kisses has been solved. Since December, distressed bakers had wondered what had happened to the chocolate treats after they opened package after package — only to find their tips were missing. Speculation abounded. Was Hershey doing this on purpose? […]

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The General and His Tweets

Twitter can be a soul-crushing place where people leave inhibition behind as they launch invective in 280-character volleys, usually aimed at someone they don’t know and assume they will never have to face. Then there’s the Twitter account of Martin Dempsey, the four-star Army general who was chairman of the […]

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Stop Ignoring What Is Happening in Serbia

Aleksandar Vucic is a busy president. The Serbian leader claims to work at least 15 hours a day, from early in the morning until at least 10:30 in the evening—“as long as I can endure.” And from his Russian lessons at 6:30 am—language skills he exhibited during the sumptuous January […]

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Apple Shows Facebook Who Has the Power in an App Dispute

SAN FRANCISCO — When Facebook employees woke up on Wednesday morning, many found they could not perform even the most basic work tasks. Their calendars were not working. Nor were campus maps that help people find their co-workers. They were unable to check Facebook’s latest shuttle bus schedule. And they […]

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