Tag: Social Networks

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Who Set Jessica Chambers on Fire? The Internet Is Trying to Find Out

A murder case in Mississippi catches the eye of amateur sleuths on Facebook, who proceed to harass everyone involved in the case.

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Instagram’s Most Famous Mules

On the man who has turned the grunt work of packing into a social media phenomenon.

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The Agency

An investigation into a Russian “troll farm.”

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I Followed My Stolen iPhone Around the World, Became a Celebrity in China, and Found a Friend for Life

“None of this should have ever happened. It makes absolutely no sense at all. It’s truly crazy.”

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Brianna Wu vs. the Troll Army

“I laugh off 90 percent of the stuff I’m sent,” Wu says. “But it’s the 10 percent.”

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King of Clickbait

How a young entrepreneur built a media empire by repackaging memes.

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The Lives of Ronald Pinn

Creating, and then attempting to dismantle, a fake persona based on a man who died in 1984.

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How The NYPD Is Using Social Media To Put Harlem Teens Behind Bars

How Facebook ‘likes’ landed Jelani Henry in Rikers.

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The Complete and Chaotic History of Reddit

“Traffic was never the problem. Everything else was.”

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“U Want Me 2 Kill Him?”

A teenager orchestrates his own attempted murder via an Internet chatroom.

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U.S. Secretly Created 'Cuban Twitter' to Stir Unrest

An investigation into the ill-fated text messaging platform ZunZuneo.